Report: Records show scant communiction in fire
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A report says records reveal scant communication between an inmate firefighting crew whose camp was overrun by the massive Station Fire and the commanders who were directing the firefighting operation.
The Los Angeles Times reports on its Web site Wednesday that dispatch logs obtained by the newspaper reveal little contact between the crews at Fire Camp 16 and the command center and that fire officials may not have realized the grave dangers that the camp faced. The Times says the logs contain no calls to evacuate the camp or any effort to send help as the flames raced toward it.
Two Los Angeles County firefighters died when their truck plunged 800 feet off a mountain road.
The Station Fire became the largest in county history as it spread over 250 square miles and destroyed 89 homes.