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Public meeting set to update residents on Station fire probe

April 27, 2011 |  7:43 pm

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will hold a public meeting Thursday in Altadena to update residents on inquiries into the handling of the 2009 Station fire.

Representatives of the U.S. Forest Service and Government Accountability Office are scheduled to speak.

The Station fire burned 250 square miles of the Angeles National Forest, destroyed scores of homes and other structures, and killed two firefighters. Questions have been raised about the Forest Service’s response to the fire, and the GAO has launched an investigation.

Schiff's meeting is set for 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa St.

In a statement, the congressman's office said he had worked with the Forest Service and other agencies "to learn from what went wrong in the effort to extinguish the fire and implement changes to make sure those mistakes are not repeated."


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-- Paul Pringle