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Ranch2 Fire

Unit Information

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

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Ranch 2 Fire Update for 15 August 2020

Ranch2 Fire Wildfire
News – 8/15/2020

  Public Information

Phone: (626) 574-5208

Incident Website:  
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6961   Angeles National Forest:  www.fs.usda.gov/angeles                                                   

  Facebook:  facebook.com/angelesnationalforest

  Twitter:  twitter.com/Angeles_NF

INCIDENT INFORMATION

Start Date: 8/13/2020

Location: San Gabriel Cyn. Rd. (Hwy 39) north of Azusa in Los Angeles County CA

Size: 1,400 acres

Percent containment:  3%

Cause: Human-caused, suspected arson

Assigned Resources:

Hand Crews: 7

Helicopters: 3

Engines: 19

Fixed Wing: 2

Dozers: 0

Water Tenders: 2

Total Personnel: 143

Current Conditions:

Last night there was minimal activity on the Ranch 2 Fire.  Crews improved fire containment line along the south edge of the fire perimeter near the Mountain Cove community and patrolled along the northern end.

Fire crews will be working all around the fire perimeter today building line and scouting for topographic features of the mountains to use in extending containment lines.  The focus and effort will be on  the northern perimeter of the Ranch 2 Fire to prevent further spread into the Angeles National Forest.

Weather conditions today through Wednesday will be challenging for firefighters with temperatures of 105-107 degrees and relative humidity between 17 and 22%.  Thunderstorms are possible over the Ranch 2 Fire area today; unstable winds could complicate firefighting efforts.

As of this morning, CIIMT 11, a Type 2 Incident Management Team, is managing the Ranch 2 Fire for the Angeles National Forest.

Road Closures

San Gabriel Canyon Road/Highway 39:   Northbound Highway 39 is closed at Sierra Madre Ave. and Southbound Highway 39 is closed at East Fork Rd.  

•  Glendora Mountain Rd:  closed from Big Dalton to East Fork

•  Glendora Ridge Rd:  Closed from Glendora Mountain Rd to Mt. Baldy Rd

•  Santa Anita Canyon Rd:  Closed from Arno Dr to Chantry Flats Rd

For more information on road closures due to the Ranch 2 Fire, please visit both the Caltrans website: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ and the LA County Public Works website:  https://dpw.lacounty.gov/roadclosures/

Evacuations:  All evacuations for the Ranch 2 Fire have been lifted.