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August Fires Pasadena CaliforniaPasadena, CA [08-31-09] - As of 11:30 a.m. Monday morning, Pasadena residents are being advised to avoid outside activity, run air filters or air conditioners that don't draw in outside air, monitor the fire and smoke status, and be prepared to leave homes should conditions change. Should the fire reach antennas on Mt. Wilson and damage TV and radio transmission equipment, the Pasadena Fire Department advises residents to get updates on news affecting Pasadena from the city's website (www.cityofpasadena.net).

Updates on the Station and Altadena fires can be found also at the Incident Information System, http://inciweb.org/incident/1856/ and La Canada Flintridge's website, http://www.lacanadaflintridge.com/index.htm

As of Sunday morning, residents of the Florecita neighborhood in Pasadena were notified that they may return to their homes. All Pasadena residents and businesses should review their personal, family and workplace emergency plans and make sure their emergency preparedness kits are up to date.

More information about emergency preparedness can be found at www.cityofpasadena.net/disaster; more information about preventing the health impacts of fire-related smoke can be found at www.aqmd.gov/ej/cac/wildfire_safety_tips.htm.See more fire tip information on Page 13.

Photo by Xavier Higgs.


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