Station Fire, 9/2/09

The media is now calling this the worst wildfire in Los Angeles history. It has now churned through 219 square miles, 140,000 plus acres, and destroyed 62 homes, but it is 22 percent contained, officials said at a morning briefing. High temps and lower humidity will play a factor again today and tomorrow.

Capt. Mike Dietrich, the Station Fire incident commander, was guarded in his assessment.

“Are we out of the woods?” he asked. “No. Have we turned the corner? No.”

I cannot imagine living in the shadow of this one.