IMPORTANT Fire Meeting Thursday Nite!

I should mention to this you all.  If at all possible, please attend this meeting regarding the fire situation.

The following information on tonite’s meeting is from the pros.  First, from Ann de Pasadena PIO.  Then, an email message from Debbie Burgess one of the co-owners of the Adams Pack Station at Chantry Flats in the Big Santa Anita Canyon which is endangered.

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Per Pasadena PIO Ann

CITY OF PASADENA PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE

NEWS FOR RELEASE:  September 2, 2009

COMMUNITY MEETING WILL UPDATE RESIDENTS ON FIRE SITUATION

A community meeting will be conducted by the Station Fire Incident Management Team (IMT) Thursday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m., to update residents of Pasadena, Sierra Madre and Arcadia, etc., about the fire that has been burning since last Thursday.  City of Pasadena officials will be present as well.

The meeting will be at Pasadena Church of the Nazarene’s Lee Chapel, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.

The IMT is conducting a series of meetings in San Gabriel Valley foothill communities over the next few days.

For more information call (626) 744-4675.

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Ann Erdman

Public Information Officer

City of Pasadena

Public Affairs Office

100 N. Garfield Ave., Room S228

Pasadena CA  91109

www.cityofpasadena.net/publicaffairs/citynews.asp www.pasadenapio.blogspot.com

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Per Deb Burgess of Chantry Flats

Here is an update which Taylor Roberts, an Altadenablog reader, says she just received today from Deb Burgess regarding Chantry Flats:

Here is an update: Supervisor Antonovich asked that assistant fire chief for LA County call me to talk about the Chantry area. Ron Watson indicated that, although some were not aware of our extensive community base (100 people), many of the locals were. The fire is estimated to take around 4 days to reach Chantry. That gives them some time to try and come up with some tactics to fight the fire on the west side. I said that he probably did not appreciate amateurs like us telling or suggesting how to fight the fire. He said that actually they do appreciate it. We know our canyon, the terrain, and where the defensible areas are. That was good to hear. He did say that they will try to defend the structures in BSC. This is a turn around from yesterday. I think all of our efforts to get the word out may have made a difference. Thanks to everyone.
Very important is the meeting tonight in Pasadena with the Incident Management team. They will give updates and take questions. I believe it is very important for us to be represented in masses to make a statement (or make a stand). If you have anytime available, please meet at:

First Church of the Nazarene

3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.

Pasadena, California 91107

September 3, 2009 – 7:00 PM

Have a Great Day!
Deb Burgess

dburgess@adamspackstation.com
dburgess@burcon-group.com

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Please, take an hour of your time to support the mountains & the history they contain in our backyard!

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