A congressional hearing that would have taken testimony from top forest and firefighting officials on the response to the devastating Station fire has been rescheduled for Oct. 12 in Pasadena.
The hearing was originally to be held Aug. 10 but was canceled when members of Congress were called on short notice to a rare session to vote on jobs legislation. The hearing is now slated for 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 12 at the Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals Building, 125 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena, according to an announcement Tuesday from Rep. Adam Schiff's office.
The Station fire burned for nearly two months, killing two firefighters, destroying more than 80 structures and torching 160,000 acres.
In August, the Government Accountability Office agreed to look into communications between the U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection during the early stages of the fire.
Communications problems between the two agencies during the second day of what was then a small fire are believed to have slowed the response of air tankers to the blaze. In August, lawmakers learned that Forest Service telephone logs may have been concealed from prior federal investigations of the blaze.