One year after the deaths of two firefighters, Captain “Ted” Hall and Specialist “Arnie” Quinones, during the Station Fire, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is calling for the Angeles Forest Highway to be named in their honor.
On August 30, 2009, Hall and Quinones’ car rolled off a mountain while being closely pressed by the fast-moving fire. Hall, from San Bernadino County, was 47 and had been a firefighter for 26 years. Quninones, a Palmdale resident, was 35; his wife was pregnant at the time.
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“This action will be a fitting tribute Captain Hall and FF Spec. Quinones who sacrificed all in the effort to protect the lives of our County residents,” said Supervisor Antonovich.
The Station Fire, started by an arsonist on August 26, 2009 in the Angeles National Forest, burned almost 170,000 acres. It was not completely contained until October 16, 2009.