8月26日発生した『Station Fire』山火事は、少なくとも100戸の家を全焼。さらに12,500戸の家が危ない。まだ12000人以上が避難中。LAダウンタウンから14マイル(22 km)北の丘陵地帯では、映画『E.T.』（1982年公開）で使用された家が危ないところで助かった。2000人以上の消防士が消火活動にあったっている。 "Station Fire" started on 8/26/09 and burned at least 100 structures. 12,500 homes are threatened. More than 12,000 people are under evacuation order. At a foothill of a mountain, 14 miles (22 km) north of Los Angeles downtown, a home used for a movie "E.T." was barely spared from burning. Over 2000 firefighters are battling the blaze. エンジェルス国立森林から北と東に219平方マイル (350 平方 km)に拡大した火災はロサンゼルス市北部バレー地区、サンバナディーノ地区とグレンデール市を脅かしている。鎮火率は25パーセント。
The blaze that has burned 219 square miles (350 square km) of the Angeles National Forest north and east of the city is about a quarter contained. It is burning and threatening Northern Los Angeles city, a part of Valley area, San Bernardino area, and Glendale city.
Two tigers once owned by Michael Jackson are among 64 animals at a wildlife preserve that may need to be evacuated. Flames were jumping just a mile from the Shambala Preserve run by Tippi Hedren, star of "The Birds" and mother of actress Melanie Griffith.
There have been several wildfires here and there in Greater Los Angeles for little more than a week. Many firefighters have been battling the blazes without any day off nor sleep. Thanks, firefighters!
Yesterday, 9/2/09, around 2:30 PM, at our office, the main swage pine running in the ceiling of the Tech Support got busted.
The water leaked all over like water falls and it got flooded.
In a hurry, my boss called Torrance Fire Department. 3 Fire Engine trucks, including a big one with a ladder came. The firefighters checked the water leaks and electrical outlets to prevent electric shocks. I left office around 2:45 PM because we could not use electricity and PCs.
It's been hot with 100 to 118 F (38 to 45 C) heat in Southern California since August 26. There is not much wind, too. The spreading of fire is slower than the one with strong winds in not much winds. The "Station Fire" seemed to be caused by humans, according to the authority. We still need to be careful.
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