LA Wildfires: Station Fire, Morris Fire, Tujunga Fire: Arson
Investigators have concluded that the LA wildfires were the result of arson and will now be investigated as a homicide since two firefighters lost their lives battling the main fire. Evidence of arson has been found at the point of origin for the eight LA wildfires, which have destroyed an area the size of Chicago.
"Arson investigators from the US Forest Service [and other agencies] ... have concluded that the Station Fire was the result of an arson," Forest Service Commander Rita Wears told reporters at a press conference.
Containment of the Station Fire is now at 38 percent, with 4,700 firefighters battling the blaze.
However, about 145,000 acres has been burned since August 26th, even though some residents are now able to return to their homes.