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Texas Fire

Unit Information

Angeles National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
701 N. Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006

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The Texas Fire was first reported August 8th at 1:50 P.M. It is located at 30452 Bouquet Canyon RD. The fire is 210 acres with 95% containment. We have sent a first and second alarm response. Currently, there several structures threatened. 

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Weather

A persistent upper level trough of low pressure over the west coast with a deep marine layer influence will keep unseasonably cool conditions across the area through Friday with a modest warming trend starting by the weekend as the trough weakens.  High temperatures through Friday will be as much as 5 to 10 degrees below normal across most inland areas, and at least several degrees below normal near the coast. Relative humidities away from the coast will also generally be on the uptick as much of the area will stay well above critical levels through Friday. The one exception will be a few far interior areas with humidities forecast to drop into the teens each afternoon. Some drying should occur by Saturday with slightly lower readings across more inland areas then continue into next week.Gusty onshore winds are expected each day across the Antelope Valley where gusts of 25 to 35 mph are likely. However, with the increase in humidity, only a few locations are expected to have elevated fire weather conditions. The overage of this elevated concern could expand some by the weekend due to the expected drying. 


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Closures:

 

SAFETY: Effective Saturday August 1, 2020, the Angeles National Forest changed its Forest Fire Danger Level from VERY HIGH to EXTREME.  Corresponding with this change, the Angeles National Forest moved into full fire restrictions including prohibiting campfires in developed sites.  You may read the  Angeles Forest Order No. 05-01-20-05 which prohibits all campfires within the Angeles National Forest.   The Angeles National Forest uses a 6 Level Fire Danger Rating System to determine fire restrictions which it adjusts throughout the year. 

Cooking stoves, lanterns, and similar devices which use propane, white gas or similar fuels are prohibited at this time.

ABOUT THE ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST

The Angeles National Forest is a unique area nestled in the midst of an ever-changing and growing population in the Los Angeles area. The Forest is one of the few remaining open space areas in Southern California. The forest is an important part of the overall health and well-being of the area population. It provides open space, solitude from the everyday stress of modern living, a place to conduct research, a haven for wildlife, and offers a wide variety of recreation opportunities.

The Angeles National Forest was established by Executive Order in December 1892. It covers about 700,000 acres and is the backyard playground to the huge metropolitan area of Los Angeles. The Angeles manages the watersheds within its boundaries to provide valuable water to southern California and to protect surrounding communities from catastrophic floods.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginThursday August 06th, 2020 approx. 01:50 PM
Incident CommanderOscar Vargas
Coordinates34.499 latitude, -118.454 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel220
Size210 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Fuels Involved

brush and chaparral

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