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Ranch2 Fire

Unit Information

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

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Ranch2 Fire seen from Incident base 8/14/2020Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Ranch 2 Fire has burned 4,237 acres and is at 93% containment. There has been no growth over the past 4 days and this is the final fire size. Firefighters were able to complete the fire line on the western perimeter in rugged country yesterday. Crews are working on cleaning up the fire line, back-hauling equipment and working on suppression repair. The entire fire perimeter is in monitor status today.

Management of the Ranch 2 Fire will transition back to the Angeles National Forest and a smaller Type 3 team of Forest personnel will complete fire containment. A Burned Area Emergency Response team will be arriving to assess the watershed and other resources and will make recommendations and develop plans to mitigate the damage caused by the fire. Highway 39 will reopen today up to the East Fork Bridge. Highway 39 will remain closed north of East Fork Bridge. Glendora Ridge Road and Glendora Mountain Road are both open today. We ask our public to stay out of the fire area to allow the land to recover.

Due to the good work of the firefighters, the Ranch 2 Fire did not turn into a large fire. The rugged and steep terrain, the dry chaparral and very, very warm days made this an unusually challenging fire. The fire management team wishes to thank the firefighters, support staff, California Conservation Crews and contractors that all kept this incident to 4,237 acres.

Unless there are significant changes, this will be the final update on the Ranch 2 Fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman-caused - Suspected Arson
Date of OriginThursday August 13th, 2020 approx. 02:53 PM
Incident CommanderChris Fogle, CIIMT 11
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates34.157 latitude, -117.911 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel179
Size4,237 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Dense mixed chaparral & grass

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering occurring within the fire perimeter.


Planned Actions

Patrol established fire containment lines on all areas of the fire perimeter.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: No fire activity is anticipated today.

24 hours: No fire activity or threat to containment lines are expected.


CIIMT11 will transition the incident to a Type III management team tomorrow, 8/26/2020 at 0600 hours.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

High pressure will bring warmer and drier conditions over the fire for the next few days before a cooling trend is forecast Friday through the weekend. Warm overnight conditions are expected today and Thursday with fair relative humidity recovery. Thunderstorms are not expected near the fire for the next three days.