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Unit Information

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

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The Route Fire coming over a ridge.Image options: [ Full Size ]


The Route Fire started on September 11th at 3:54 P.M. The fire is located near the near I-5 freeway, one mile south of the Templin Hwy.  The fire burned in brush and chaparral with a moderate rate of spread and quickly jumped Interstate 5 prompting the California Highway Patrol to shut the interstate down in both directions.   Later in the evening as the threat to motorists was reduced, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol were able to gradually open lanes to motorists and interstate commerce.

The fire was declared fully contained on September 17th.

Current Situation

The fire is currently being managed by fire officials on the Emigrant Fire, monitoring conditions within the fire perimeter.

The “Route” fire located on both sides of Interstate 5 which has been known as the Ridge Route.  The fire was named Route and the fire started near all three phases of the Ridge Route.



Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSaturday September 11th, 2021 approx. 03:54 PM
LocationOne mile South of Templin Highway at I-5
Incident CommanderRichard Wiegand, Angeles National Forest
Coordinates34.572 latitude, -118.687 longitude

Current Situation

Size464 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Brush and Chaparral


Planned Actions

Continue to monitor for any fire activity within the completed fireline.