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Blue Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Dana Dierkes
Email: Dana.Dierkes@usda.gov
Phone: 626-698-8482

At approximately 6:36 p.m., Angeles National Forest Dispatch received a call about possible smoke in the forest. Staff located a 50-foot x 50-foot spot on fire along the edge of the Angeles Crest Highway (State Hwy. 2), near Inspiration Point. Resources arrived on the scene and quickly cut a fire line around the burning area. A helicopter has dropped water on the fire multiple times. Excellent progress is being made to put the fire out quickly. 

Cooperators include: Los Angeles County Fire Department and San Bernardino County Fire Department.

As of 9 p.m. on May 30, the Blue Fire was 100% contained with a fire line dug by hand by firefighters around it. Firefighters through the night into the morning in heavy fuels to extinguish or remove burning materials and to ensure that burning materials won't roll away from the burned area.

As of 12 noon on May 31, the Blue Fire was placed in patrol status. U.S. Forest Service staff will patrol through and check the area for the next 2-3 days.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginMonday May 30th, 2022 approx. 06:36 PM
Incident CommanderC.Fry, U.S.Forest Service, Angeles National Forest
Incident DescriptionAt approximately 6:36 p.m., Angeles National Forest Dispatch received a call about possible smoke in the forest. Staff located a 50-foot x 50-foot spot on fire along the edge of the Angeles Crest Highway (State Hwy. 2), near Inspiration Point. Final acreage = .25 acre.
Coordinates34.373 latitude, -117.71 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel20
Size1 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%