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

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Bobcat Fire:  October 17, 2020 Update

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Incident Information: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7152/             

INCIDENT INFORMATION

Start Date: 9/06/2020

Location: Angeles National Forest

                  Azusa, CA

Size: 115,796 acres

Percent containment: 92%

Cause: Under Investigation

ASSIGNED RESOURCES:

Total Personnel: 240 
Injuries: 6

Structures Threatened:  6,000                                   
Residence: Damaged 28 Destroyed 87

Other Str:  Damaged 19  Destroyed 83

CURRENT CONDITIONS:

Crews will still be actively mopping up in the Mt. Wilson and Juniper Hills area. Residents might see some smoke in the area. This is from unburnt islands of fuels within the containment area. Please do not call 911 if you see smoke in these areas. Also, residents of the Juniper Hills area should expect to see firefighters and equipment in the area. Please make room for them for their safety and yours.

WEATHER:

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS, SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES AND HOT TEMPERATURES FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES AND THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY. Surface high pressure will build into the Great Basin Thursday night into Friday which should help to strengthen the offshore flow over southwestern California, especially for Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. This will bring the possibility of a moderate Santa Ana wind event Thursday night into Friday, especially over the mountains of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties and Santa Clarita Valley where wind gusts 35 to to 45 mph will be possible. This combined with humidities lowering into the single digits will bring the potential for critical fire weather conditions to this area during the period

ROAD CLOSURES: 

  • Big Santa Anita Rd (the Chantry road) is closed.

FOREST CLOSURE

The Angeles National Forest has closed the burned area of the Bobcat Fire. All is dispersed camping is now prohibited. For more information, please visit the Angeles National Forest.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSunday September 06th, 2020 approx. 12:21 PM
LocationWest Fork of San Gabriel Canyon at Cogswell Dam
Incident CommanderAngeles National Forest
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates34.241 latitude, -117.868 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel240
Size115,796 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained92%
Fuels Involved

Chaparral, Brush, and timber

Significant Events

Mainly smoldering and creeping where heat exists within containment lines, within the

existing footprint.

The exception is an interior island to the northeast of Mt. Wilson. This will continue to

consume with backing, flanking, occasional flare ups.

Outlook

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire growth, except within the interior island near Mt. Wilson continuing to consume.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS, SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES AND HOT TEMPERATURES FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES AND THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY. Surface high pressure will build into the Great Basin Thursday night into Friday which should help to strengthen the offshore flow over southwestern California, especially for Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. This will bring the possibility of a moderate Santa Ana wind event Thursday night into Friday, especially over the mountains of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties and Santa Clarita Valley where wind gusts 35 to to 45 mph will be possible. This combined with humidities lowering into the single digits will bring the potential for critical fire weather conditions to this area during the period