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County considering $50,000 reward for Station fire information

September 8, 2009

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich is calling for a $50,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the Station fire arsonist.

Los Angeles City Firefighter Thomas Rindge keeps watch over a back fire operation in Goss Canyon above La Crescenta Monday. (Scott Smeltzer/News-Press)

Los Angeles City Firefighter Thomas Rindge keeps watch over a back fire operation in Goss Canyon above La Crescenta Monday. (Scott Smeltzer/News-Press)

Authorities have determined that the now-160,357-acre blaze was deliberately ignited about a mile above the Angeles Crest Fire Station in La Cañada Flintridge.

The total cost of all firefighting operations for the blaze reached $57.6 million by Tuesday morning, up from estimates of $27 million on Friday, the U.S. Forest Service said.

It has so far caused two deaths and 10 injuries and has destroyed 78 homes, 86 non-residential “outbuildings” (barns, sheds, etc.) and two commercial properties, the Forest Service said.

Anotnovich’s motion will go before the county’s Board of Supervisors at its meeting tonight.

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