Angeles National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
701 N. Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
BOBCAT FIRE EVACUATION ORDERS LIFTED FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF THE ANTELOPE VALLEY
The hard work and efforts of the multi-agency firefighting crews, and cooperating partners resulted in lifting evacuation orders for residents only in areas of the Antelope Valley. Crews are still working to fully control the fire. Please note: Unified Incident Commanders and cooperators continue to evaluate all evacuated areas for future repopulations. Soft closure residents must present identification to repopulate. Livestock and animals are allowed to repopulate.
EVACUATION ORDERS HAVE BEEN LIFTED AND CHANGED TO WARNINGS AS OF SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 AT 4:00 PM. FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS, THIS WILL BE A RESIDENTS ONLY OPENING IN THE AREAS DESCRIBED BELOW. RESIDENTS MAY RETURN TO THEIR HOMES WITH PROPER IDENTIFICATION.
THIS AREA INCLUDES:
• South of Fort Tejon Road and E. Avenue W-14, East of 87th Street E, West of 165th Street E and Devil’s Punchbowl, and north of the forest and Big Pines Highway.
• South of Highway 138, east of 165th Street, west of Largo Vista Road, and north of Big Pines Highway.
Warnings for the above described area will be lifted with “No Restrictions” on September 26, 2020 at 4:00 PM.
THE FOLLOWING AREA WILL REMAIN UNDER EVACUATION ORDER:
• Paradise Springs – South of Big Pines Highway, east of Devil’s Punchbowl, west of Largo Vista Road, and north of the forest.
THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL REMAIN UNDER EVACUATION WARNING:
• South of Big Pines Highway, east of Largo Vista Road, west of 263rd Street E (County line), and north of the forest.
• South of Highway 138, north of Weber Ranch Road, east of Cheseboro Road, and west of 87th Street E.
• South of Pearblossom Highway, south and east of Highway 122 (Sierra Hwy/Pearblossom), north and west of Mount Emma Road, west of Cheseboro Road, north and east of Angeles Forest Highway.
Be mindful of people working in the area as essential services are restored. Stay vigilant as you drive
into areas that have been impacted by the fire as road crews, firefighters, and other personnel are focused on completing their assignments. As traffic flow is introduced into these areas, people may be more focused on the damage and not aware of their immediate surroundings. Stay alert and pay attention.
As the area is repopulated, be aware that there may be intermittent power outages and associated street closures as power is restored throughout the impacted areas.
There are many hazards that may exist when returning to your home after a wildfire. These hazards can include fire ash, damaged utilities, exposed and burned structures, as well as hazardous materials. To protect yourself from these hazards, it is important to utilize personal protective equipment that can include breathing protection (N-95 rated respirators), protective clothing, gloves, and boots, as well as eye/face protection. For more information on returning safely to your home after a wildfire, please visit www.lacounty.gov/recovery or www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/FireSafety
For more information please call the Fire Information line at (626) 574-5208.
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