Remembering the Station Fire

A photo from the LA Times

The Station Fire in the San Gabriel Mts. near LA was the worst fire of 2009 in CA, destroying not only forest, but habitations and even the lives of two dedicated firefighters.  The shameful element in it all was that it was arson.  Such an evil thing.

Saturday, August 18, 2012, my husband and I drove through an area that had been closed for a year after the fire.  It was a ghostly viewing of so many black and denuded trees, but also a wonder at how life rises from the ashes to spring anew.

Our recent photos:

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10 Responses to Remembering the Station Fire

  1. I feel funny “liking” this. Photos are fantastic, but it’s hard to see such destruction done by human hands.

    • True. It was devastating and so unnecessary. Even having started by an evil hand, the report came out last week that if the air drops had been allowed to continue at night, it could have been stopped quickly. 😦

  2. pattisj says:

    Amazing photos, especially the first one. It is good to see greening once again from an area blackened by fire.

  3. I cannot click “like.” Very sad that lives were lost by such a shameful act. The first four photos are devastating but I am glad to see renewal in the last two photos

  4. dorannrule says:

    I clicked “like” because the photographs and their contrasts are so impressive. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • You are welcome. I forgot to include the pics above our house. Even though we were quite some distance (no danger), our air quality was greatly affected. I’ll do that tomorrow.

  5. That fire took two of Bill’s co-workers. We cannot forget.

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