My co-worker lives a few blocks north of the involved station near Western and Orangethorpe and we've passed by it a couple times in the last few months while carpooling. The Thunderbolt is on the far left corner of the property so it escaped this blaze. Fire or not though, there were plans to replace the station, which was built in 1967, with a new station nearby on La Palma http://www.ocregister.com/articles/stat ... -city.html
so it would have eventually be taken down.
The ones we had planned to watch back in 08' were part of Huntington Beach's old system which was upgraded to T-128's.
I have to also mention that the one in West Covina on Lark Ellen Ave and E Garvey Ave South and visible from the Interstate 10 was also taken down sometime last year for a freeway widening project. However, a person I know who works for the city told me the head is still at the public works yard.