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Bobcat Evening Update Sept. 23, 2020

Bobcat Wildfire
News – 9/23/2020


Much of the work today was focused on completing the strategic defensive firing operation from last night. Crews searched any remaining unburnt fuels and brought the containment line to HWY-2. Additionally, operations officials flew the fire near the 2009 Station Fire burn scar looking for any potential areas of concerns, however, they were able to construct handline directly near Red Box Picnic Area. Meanwhile, firefighters continued to patrol and monitor the containment lines near the foothill communities finding mostly cold containment line.


Work will continue to fortify the areas that were strategically burned to improve containment while continued patrols and mop-up on hotpots near the fire line. There may be additional strategic burning in areas where the fire continues to push North, East and to the West. Personnel will be holding the portion of the line in the Northeast and big rock creek and monitor and patrol the area from big rock creek all the way south back to Mt Wilson. Structural engines continued to secure areas around structures. Dozers and hand crew will work though the evening completing handlines on direct and indirect lines in both the West and Eastern portions of the fireline.


The weather tonight and on Friday will continue to be warm and dry. Friday and Saturday will be similar. A high-pressure system will come into place in the next couple days with above average temperature and very low relative humidities, with the possibility of breezy northeast to easterly winds (santa ana winds).


Evacuation Orders:

- South and West of Upper Big Tujunga.

- East of Angeles Forest Hwy.

- North of Angeles Crest Hwy.

- Residences along Angeles Crest Highway, between Angeles Forest Highway and Highway 39.

- The unincorporated areas of Juniper Hills, Devils Punch Bowl, and Paradise Springs.

- The unincorporated areas of Crystal Lake, East Fork of the San Gabriel River, and Camp Williams.

- South of Hwy 138, North of Big Rock Creek, East of 87th St East, and West of Largo Vista Rd.

Evacuation Warnings:

- City of Pasadena

- Unincorporated communities of Altadena and Wrightwood.

- South of Pearblossom Hwy, East and North of Angeles Forest Hwy, North and West of Mt. Emma Rd., East and South of Hwy 122, and West of Cheseboro Rd.

- South of Hwy 2, North of Blue Ridge Truck Trail, East of Hwy 39, and West of the Los Angeles Co. border.

- South of Ave U-8, North of East Ave W-14, East of 121st East, and West of 155th St East. (Longview)

- South of Pearblossom Hwy (Hwy 138), South and East of Pearblossom Hwy (Hwy 122), North and West of Mt. Emma Rd., North and East of Angeles Forest Hwy, and West of Cheseboro Rd. (Emma)

- South of Mt. Emma Rd., North of Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Rd., East of Angeles Forest Highway, and West of Pacifico Mountain

- Littlerock: East of Cheseboro Road, South of Pearblossom Hwy, North of Weber Ranch Rd, West of 87th St E.

- South of 138th St. East, North of Big Pine Hwy and Hwy 2, East of Largo Vista Rd., and West of 263rd St. East.

- South of Hwy 138, North of East Ave W-14, East of 155th St East, and West of 165th St. East.

-North of Tejon Road, south of east Ave V, east of 87th St East, west 121 St East.

For ongoing evacuation alerts, visit: LA County Sheriff’s Dept. Twitter @LASHQ or A Red Cross Evacuation Center has been established at Palmdale High School, located at 2137 E Avenue R, Palmdale, 93550. The first evacuation point at Santa Anita Park is now closed and anyone still needing assistance can call the Disaster Distress Hotline at 800-675-5799. Accommodations for large animals is available at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds at 2551 W Avenue H, Lancaster, CA 93536.


The Bobcat Fire started on September 6th at 12:21 PM. 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.

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