Monday, September 14, 2009

Station Fire Recap

Sierra Madre, CA September 14, 2009, 3:00 p.m. – Station Fire Recap

City Officials received good news this morning on the current condition of the Station Fire. Containment has reached 87% with 160,557 acres burned. The Station Fire no longer poses any imminent danger to the City of Sierra Madre due primarily to the controlled burn operations from Mt. Wilson towards the Cogswell Reservoir which were deemed to be a complete success.

In compliance with an order from the US Forest Service and the LA County Sheriff Department, the City has closed, until further notice, Bailey Canyon, Mt. Wilson Trail and access roads to Chantry Flats. These closures will continue to be closely monitored and strictly enforced.

Fire Officials have noted that several species of wildlife have been seen moving through the burn area. Wildlife are expected to move away from the burn area and outside the perimeter of the fire. There may be an increase in wildlife sightings in and around the foothill communities. Public Safety Officials warn residents to be cautious and leave all wildlife animals alone. For the safety of these animals, please do not feed them.

With the traditional rain season approaching and a potential for debris flows and mudslides, the City of Sierra Madre would like to request that all residents take time to review their emergency preparations and plans for all emergency situations including wildfire, mudslides, and earthquakes. Residents are encouraged to be “Ready for 7”; with 7 days worth of food, clothing, medicine, pet food and supplies should they have to leave their homes. Please visit the City’s website, for more information.

The City of Sierra Madre would like to express our gratitude to U. S. Forest Service, Los Angeles County Fire, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department, the American Red Cross, California Department of Forest and Fire Protection, Sierra Madre Search & Rescue, Sierra Madre Fire Safe Council, and all of the other agencies for their dedication and efforts to keep Sierra Madre safe.

This will be the final press release on the Station Fire unless updates are warranted. For future emergency information, please be sure to monitor the City’s Communication Tools;

City Website (
SMTV3, (channel 3 on Time Warner Cable)
Sierra Madre Emergency Blog (
Email Alerts “eBlasts” - To register for email alerts please visit, click on AccessSierraMadre, and then click CommunicationLink to register your email address.