Bobcat Fire Story Map: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/9c7f785b48ca4724883ef0e679ad1424
Bobcat Fire YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcrhLdtzWNk5fJBvrJ9qRQ/
National Fire Situational Awareness Maps: https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/#/%3F/%3F/34.3453/-117.9211/11
Updated Weather Conditions: weather.gov/lox/
For Updated Air Quality Information
South Coast Air Quality Management District: http://www.aqmd.gov/
Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District: https://www.mdaqmd.ca.gov/home
Location of Origin: Angeles National Forest, Azusa, CA
Start date: September 6, 2020
Size: Approximately 114,202 acres
Percent Contained: 62%
Cause: Under Investigation
Resources Assigned: 1,363 personnel
Water tenders: 13
STARTING SEPTEMBER 29 UPDATES WILL ONLY BE POSTED ONCE A DAY IN THE EVENING
Today firefighters will continue to strengthen containment lines. On the northwestern portion of the fire crews are working from Highway 2 to Little Rock Reservoir constructing handline and mopping up. Patrols will occur along the northern portion of the fire to make sure communities are secure and will be alert for new activity. Heavy mop-up will continue northwest of Mount Wilson from Mt. Wilson Red Box Rd to Highway 2. The southern perimeter of the fire remains moderated and in patrol and mop-up status from Mt. Wilson around to Crystal Lake. California Incident Management Team 11 has taken over management of the fire.
There was minimal fire activity last night. Fire crews focused on strengthening containments lines, monitoring areas for spot fires, and looking for opportunities to attack the fire directly. Heavy mop-up occurred in the Mount Wilson area from Mt. Wilson Red Box Rd to Highway 2. On the north end near Mount Waterman, mop up and patrol activities continued. Crews continued to monitor, patrol, and clean up the Pinon Ridge area to secure containment lines. Firefighters monitored fire activity near the Manzanita Trail and found opportunities to fight the fire directly with the assistance of aviation assets. For the past few days, fire activity on the eastern side of the fire has moderated on the northern portion of the Highway 39 corridor to the San Gabriel Reservoir.
A large area of high pressure will expand over the west and bring an extended period of hot and dry conditions. Above average temperatures and single digit humidity are expected over the next four days. A Heat Advisory has been issued from 10am Tuesday until 8pm Thursday over the Bobcat Fire.
No repopulation or lifting of any warnings occurred today. All orders remain the same.
• Paradise Springs – South of Big Pines Highway, east of Devil’s Punchbowl, west of Largo Vista Road, and north of the forest.
• South and west of Upper Big Tujunga Canyon, east of Angeles Forest Highway, and north of Angeles Crest Highway.
• Residences along Angeles Crest Highway, between Angeles Forest Highway and Highway 39.
• South of Big Pines Highway, east of Largo Vista Road, west of 263rd Street E (County line), and north of the forest.
• South of Mount Emma Road, north of Upper Big Tujunga Canyon, east of Angeles Forest Highway, and west of Pacifico Mountain.
• East Fork Areas: Julius Klein Conservation Camp 19, Camp Williams, and the River Community.
The Red Cross Evacuation Centers at Palmdale High School and Santa Anita Park are now closed. Anyone still needing assistance can call the Disaster Distress Hotline at 800-675-5799.
The Bobcat Fire started on September 6th at 12:21 PM. The fire is located near the Cogswell Dam and West Fork Day Use area. The fire is burning in heavy fuels with a rapid rate of spread.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday September 06th, 2020 approx. 12:21 PM|
|Location||West Fork of San Gabriel Canyon at Cogswell Dam|
|Incident Commander||Angeles National Forest|
|Coordinates||34.241 latitude, -117.868 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||62%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday October 30th, 2020 approx. 12:00 PM|
Chaparral, Brush, and Tall Grass
Mainly smoldering and creeping where heat exists within containment lines, should stay nearly within
existing footprint. The exception is an interior island to the northeast of Mt. Wilson. This will continue to consume fuels.
Continue direct and indirect line construction with resources available utilizing pre existing dozer lines when possible. Provide structure protection when fire impacts communities.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Minimal fire growth, due mostly to the interior island near Mt. Wilson (Div A)continuing to consume.
Damage Inspection Teams are assessing Juniper Hills and Valyermo areas. Plans in progress to continue demobilization to add to critically low state resources.
Strong high pressure anchored over the west will maintain hot and dry conditions over the region with much above normal
temperatures at least through Friday. Temperatures will peak near 100 degrees over the lower elevations of the fire tomorrow and
Thursday before a slight cooling trend begins over the weekend. Humidity in the low teens with poor overnight R/H recovery will
continue for the next several days. A mostly light diurnal wind pattern will prevail at the lower elevations of the fire with light north-northeasterly winds over the upper elevations for the next
few days. A Heat Advisory has been extended through 8pm Friday for the San Gabriel Mountains and surrounding areas.