U.S. Forest Service policy prevented the use of helicopters at night. The review urges a change in that policy.
The L.A. County Fire Department executive review of the largest fire in L.A. County history was submitted to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. County Fire Chief Michael Freemen wants it sent to appropriate members of Congress, and the Department of Agriculture which oversees the Forest Service.
The Board of Supervisors has also renewed its offer of a $50,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever started the fire. The state has offered a reward up to $100,000.
The Station Fire burned 250 square miles of the Angeles National Forest, destroying 89 homes and 26 commercial buildings. It led to the deaths of two firefighters.
City News Service contributed to this story.