Hidden Springs Cafe, a haven for bikers, a coffee stop for commuters and a home to owner Jim Lewis and his family, has been consumed by the wildfire raging through the Angeles National Forest, authorities confirmed Tuesday.
"It was completely razed," said Tom Zeulner, information officer for the Station fire. "The fire's burning so intensely that everything is consumed."
On Tuesday, Zeulner said, an inspection team went to the punch bowl-shaped canyon where the beloved cafe once stood and discovered that all area buildings had burned to the ground.
With no more fuel to consume, the fire had moved on, sparing only a couple of trailers, Zeulner said.
Lewis, who ran the cafe for 32 years, said a number of his customers and friends called him to say they saw the cafe site on a television news broadcast Tuesday morning.