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...JPL WebWeb site: "A major brush fire is still burning in the hills north of JPL. JPL is not in any immediate danger. The air quality in the area is very poor, and employees on the premises are being told to stop all outside work and remain inside." Wildfire Blazes Near NASA's Calif. Facility [Space.com - 08/29/2009] ...ordered so far.
"The JPL fire dept. and other personnel are monitoring the fire, but there is no immediate danger of it reaching JPL NASA spokeswoman Jane Platt told SPACE.com." Wildfire Blazes Near NASA's Calif. Facility [Space.com -
JPL UpdateAugust 29, 2009 6 p.m.The Station Fire, a major brush fire, continued to grow on Saturday, 8/29/09. As a precautionary measure, JPL's Oak Grove site (the main location) has been closed. JPL will remain closed through the weekend except for essential personnel. Non-essential personnel will not be allowed on-Lab. Facilities at the nearby Woodbury complex, buildings 600, 601, 602 and 605, will remain open.
You may check the Laboratory's status by calling (800) 303-4575 or (818) 354-8601, or visiting this site, the JPL home page, at www.jpl.nasa.gov . Updates will also be communicated to JPL personnel by JPL e-mail; through the State of the Lab call-in numbers; and the Emergency Communication System.
JPL employees who have been evacuated from their homes are asked to check in with Rick Roessler at 818-354-0805, 310-422-9853 or firstname.lastname@example.org .