Two Los Angeles County firemen were killed in a vehicle crash as they fought the Station fire near Acton after a long weekend battling fierce blazes in the Angeles National Forest brought on by hot, dry Southland weather. The Mt. Wilson tower-cam continued recording Sunday as wildfires threatened the mountain’s radio and TV towers. Thousands of area residents were evacuated and sought shelter at local schools as their homes were endangered.
UPDATE MONDAY MORNING: Here’s the latest LAT fire news alert:
A fire in the Angeles National Forest that is threatening thousands of homes from Acton to Altadena and has killed two firefighters has doubled in size to 85,000 acres overnight and destroyed more structures. The exact number of home consumed by the Station fire remains unclear, but officials said several homes south of Acton, on the fire’s northern flank, were lost last night and this morning. Mt. Wilson remains under threat, but the fire hasn’t reached the communications center.
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[Photo of Station Fire courtesy LATimes; photo of Daniel Battsek courtesy The Guardian]