By 5 September 2009, the Station Fire in Los Angeles County was 49 percent contained, according to a report from Californias Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. By that time, the fire had burned 154,655 acres (625 square kilometers), and completely destroyed 76 homes, 2 commercial properties, and 86 other types of buildings. The fire had damaged 13 homes, 1 commercial property, and 18 other types of structures.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASAs Terra satellite captured this true-color image on 6 September 2009. Compared to earlier images of the fire, the smoke is much diminished, and actively burning areasindicated by red outlinesare relatively small and scattered.