US Forest Service: Los Angeles Station Fire Nearly Contained

U.S. Forest Service officials say the Station Fire in Southern California is 98 percent contained, but firefighters are unable to fully contain the blaze.

Forest Service spokesman Stan Bercovitz said Friday firefighters have been unable to reach certain portions of wildfire deep in the San Gabriel National Forest, leaving authorities to wait on rainfall to quell the wildfire, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“There’s just going to be sections that won’t be out until it rains,” Bercovitz said.

“It’s deep in the wilderness,” he added. “It’s as deep as you’re going to get in any wilderness.”

Since initially starting on Aug. 26, the Station Fire has scorched nearly 160,577 acres of land and resulted in the deaths of two firefighters.

The two deaths due to the fire, which has resulted in 22 injuries, have authorities treating the arson investigation as a homicide case.

Meanwhile, Ventura County Fire Department firefighter Steve Kaufmann told the Times the Guiberson fire was 75 percent contained as of Friday after the wildfire scorched at least 17,500 acres of land.

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