Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
September 4, 2009 For Immediate Release
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced that he will be offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the Station Fire.
As of this morning, the Station Fire has burned 148,258 acres, destroyed 96 structures, resulted in the death of 2 firefighters and injured 8 others. Thousands of lives and property have been threatened and over 4,847 personnel are on the frontlines fighting the fires. The estimated cost of the fire thus far is $28,554,000.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Unit has ruled the fire as being caused by arson.
The motion will be voted on by the Board of Supervisors at their next regularly scheduled meeting on September 8, 2009.
Supervisor Antonovich encourages anyone with information on the individual(s) responsible for the Station Fire to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.