Angeles National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
701 North Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
Date: 12/12/2017 Time: 6:00 AM
Fire Information Line: 626-574-5208
Incident Start Date: 12/05/2017
Incident Start Time: 3:44 AM
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Cause: Under Investigation
Incident Location: 4 miles East of Sylmar
Expected Containment: 12/23/2017
Structures Threatened: 2,500
Residence Destroyed: 60
Other Structures Destroyed: 63
Residence Damaged: 55
Other Structures Damaged: 26
Water Tenders: 2
Hand Crews: 5
Total Personnel: 330
Unified Command with: Los Angeles Fire, Los Angeles County Fire, Angeles National Forest
Cooperating Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles School Police, California Highway Patrol, City of Los Angeles, California Conversation Corps, Cal Trans, Los Angeles County Public Health, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison, Los Angeles City Park Rangers, Red Cross, Los Angeles County Animal Control, Los Angeles City Animal Services,
Santa Ana winds will continue through the mid-week. There is a Red Flag warning that has been extended through 8:00 PM Wednesday.
Crews continue to patrol, mop-up and improve containment lines. Please use caution when driving in and around the area.
The Fire Danger Level on the Angeles National Forest is EXTREME. Fire restrictions are now in effect throughout the Forest to include: NO CAMPFIRES, NO OPEN FLAME, NO BBQ’s or GRILLING. Further restrictions could include restricted use of recreation areas.
"Know Before You Go" Find out about local conditions at your destination prior to leaving by visiting the website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/angeles/