June 26, 1977: "The fire's source was reportedly an illegal campfire on a U.S. Forest Service tree farm in the upper Big Tujunga Canyon area, according to Pat Pontes of the Forest Service. Pontes said investigators knew who was responsible for the campfire. The only structures threatened were the lookout station on Vetter Peak and Southern California Edison power lines running across the area, Pontes said." (Star-News)
September 3, 2004: "A volunteer forest fire lookout is in stable condition at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena after being shot in the left shoulder by a hunting arrow Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The unidentified man said the arrow fell from the sky and that he did not see anyone in the area, said Kathy Peterson, spokesman for the Angeles National Forest. 'He is coherent and in good spirits,' Peterson said. The man was shot at about 2:40 p.m. at Vetter Mountain Lookout, near Chilao Flats, in the forest near Angeles Crest, Highway mile marker 44. Sgt. Mark Utlet of the L.A. Sheriff's Department said a preliminary investigation shows it was a hunting arrow. Bow hunting season does not open until Saturday, Peterson said, which makes it a more serious violation if the incident was accidental. The Sheriff's department and the U.S. Forest Service law enforcement agency are conducting an investigation into the incident." (Pasadena Star News)
September 1, 2009: The Vetter Mountain Lookout was destroyed in the 'Station Fire.' This fire, which claimed the lives of two Firefighters, was believed to have been started by an arsonist and has become the largest wildfire in the history of the state at over 260 square miles.