La Cañada Salutes Arizona Hotshot Crew, Which Fought Massive Station Fire


Firefighter keeps watch over a back firing operation above La Crescenta Aug. 31, 2009. (Scott Smeltzer / Staff photographer)

In 2009, when La Cañada Flintridge was on the front-line of the massive Station fire, Eldon Horst, recalled thinking how impossible it would be to clear the brush from a nearby canyon in time.

But members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew, who were there to assist with the massive inter-agency firefighting effort, did just that. His hillside neighborhood home near Angeles National Forest was saved.

“Their work saved our neighborhood, possibly our city,” Horst said during a City Council meeting on Monday night.

“Tonight, I want to publicly thank the Granite Mountain Inter-agency Hotshots for their work here in La Cañada and I want their family and friends to know that every time I see ground crews doing wildfire work, they will always be remembered.”

Click here to read the full story on

Filed in: Local News, News

Suggest a correction

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s