Publication Date July 25, 2016

One firefighter loses home to flames for the second time

United States
A firefighting helicopter hovers close to the flames from the Sand fire as it burns out of control along Soledad Canyon Road. Photo: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

At a news conference Monday morning, fire officials said a total of five homes associated with the Bear Divide Ranger Station had been lost. 

One of the firefighters had also previously lost his home in 2009 on the Station fire, Chief Robert Garcia, a forest fire management officer for Angeles National Forest said, so he has lost his home twice. "That's not very common for sure," Garcia said