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The Station fire rages toward the Chilao Maintenance Yard in September 2009.

Chilao Maintenance Yard Update
by  Patrick Chandler
Issue Date: 11/2009

"Things are looking really good,” said Superintendent Ed Toledo about the progress of the modular homes that are being built at the Chilao Maintenance Yard to replace three of the four previous homes that were destroyed by the Station Fire. “The families should be able to move in by the end of November.”

“We have received a lot donations, furniture, clothes, televisions, and gift certificates, and our temporary homes are still close to work,” said Supervisor Don Niles, one of the residents at the yard. Niles, a father of two boys, ages 16 and 19, said that the other families have been able to settle in really well into their temporary homes, especially due to the donations they received.

In September, the Station Fire in the Angeles National Forest damaged several sections of the Angeles Crest Highway (State Route 2). According to Toledo, the repairs to the Angeles Crest Highway, the access route to the Chilao Maintenance Yard and the Angeles National Forest are progressing well. The first portion of SR-2 from La Canada Flintridge to the Angeles Forest Highway is expected to be complete by mid-November.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to support the displaced workers and their families, please send your check to:

California Transportation Foundation (CTF)
581 La Sierra Drive
Sacramento, CA 95864
(Please designate Chilao Maintenance Employees on your bottom left corner of your check)

November 15, 2009 will be the last day to send your monetary donation to the CTF.

To donate clothes, household appliances, or other items, please contact Superintendent Ed Toledo at 626-794-6545.