Following last week’s announcement by Governor Schwarzenegger that the state would be offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the Station Fire, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced this week that he will be offering an additional $50,000 reward. The motion will be voted on by the Board of Supervisors at their next regularly scheduled meeting on September 8, 2009.
As of Wednesday, the Station Fire had burned 160,357 acres and destroyed more than 166 structures. The record setting blaze also resulted in the death of 2 firefighters and injuries to at least 10 others. Thousands of lives and property have been threatened and nearly 5,000 firefighting personnel have been on the frontlines fighting the fires, which is now 60% contained and still continues to burn eastward into the San Gabriel Wilderness. Fire officials estimate that the blaze will not be completely contained until September 15th.
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.