Angeles National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
701 N. Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
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.
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday September 11th, 2021 approx. 03:54 PM|
|Location||One mile South of Templin Highway at I-5|
|Incident Commander||Richard Wiegand, Angeles National Forest|
|Coordinates||34.572 latitude, -118.687 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Brush and Chaparral
Continue to monitor for any fire activity within the completed fireline.