Patt Morrison for October 13, 2010

Solving the mystery of the Station Fire

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A resident is consoled by a friend as he sees the charred remains of his home that was burned by the Station Fire at Vogel Flats near Tujunga, California.

Last year, the Station Fire of the San Gabriel Mountains became the largest fire in L.A. County history claiming the lives of two firefighters and destroying more than 200 homes and buildings. But the cause and management of the Station fire is still a bit smoky… Southern California Congressman Adam Schiff has convened a panel to discuss the fire’s cause, handling, and aftermath. One of the looming questions surrounding the fire is whether or not the U.S. Forest Service delayed its response to fighting the fire to avoid extra spending during a time of financial struggle and cutbacks. Congressman Schiff and the Angeles National Forest’s Supervisor are here to discuss what went down during the panel discussion and how the investigation will continue.

Guests:

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-CA’s 29th district

Jody Noiron, Forest Supervisor Angeles National Forest, U.S. Forest Service


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