The fire continues to actively grow to the north and south, with keeping it out of the foothills
communities as the top priority. Crews are constructing handline and dozerline where
possible to stop the downhill progression. Indirect lines are being used where direct attack
is not possible. As air conditions allow, helicopters are being used to support the ground
forces. Elsewhere on the fire the focus will be on keeping it south of Highway 2 and west
of Highway 39. Indirect dozerline continues to be constructed to keep the fire away from
Mount Wilson and to herd it into the Station Fire scar, where there will be significantly
reduced fire behavior. This fire has mainly been driven by steep terrain and dry fuels,
some of which have not seen fire activity in at least 60 years. Tonight, smoke and flame will
remain visible to surrounding communities as fire activity remains in the south.
Crews worked actively all last night on the southern end of the fire where it is burning
downhill into the foothills community. Fire crews saw heavy fire activity in the north and
south ends of the Bobcat Fire yesterday. On the south end, the fire reached Santa Anita
Canyon near Chantry Flat and remained active overnight.
Weather today will be similar to yesterday, being warm and dry, with low humidities and
light winds. These conditions are expected to continue until at least mid-week. It is
anticipated that smoke will lift earlier today resulting in increased fire activity. A Smoke
Advisory has been issued for the fire area. The fire area is under a Fuels and Fire
Behavior Advisory. Abnormally dry fuels are leading to extreme fire behavior and rapid
rates of spread.
Evacuation warnings are in effect for Monrovia, Arcadia, Bradbury, Sierra Madre, Altadena, Duarte
and Pasadena. At this time, no Evacuation Orders in these communities have been issued—
however, it’s important to stay well-informed as this is an evolving incident. An Evacuation Order
has been issued for Camp Williams.
The Bobcat Fire started on September 6th at 12:21. The fire is located near the Cogswell Dam and
West Fork Day Use area. The fire is burning in heavy fuels with a rapid rate of spread. Along with
California Team #1, the fire is currently managed under Unified Command by the Angeles National
Forest, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office and cooperating