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

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Bobcat Fire Update October 1, 2020

Bobcat Wildfire
News – 10/1/2020

CURRENT CONDITIONS:

The Bobcat Fire, after 3 weeks of hard work, is winding down. There are just a few areas left with interior fire activity: along the open line on the northeast side of Fenner Canyon, along the center of the west flank where this fire meets the old Station Fire burn scar and in the island of unburned vegetation northwest of Mt. Wilson. The main work left is mopping up, back-hauling equipment and trash and patrolling along the containment lines.

WEATHER

Strong high pressure anchored over the west will maintain hot and dry conditions over the region with much above normal temperatures at least through Friday. Temperatures will peak near 100 degrees over the lower elevations of the fire tomorrow and Thursday before a slight cooling trend begins over the weekend. Humidity in the low teens with poor overnight R/H recovery will continue for the next several days; this means that the fuels are very dry and receptive to burning. A mostly light diurnal wind pattern will prevail at the lower elevations of

the fire with light north-northeasterly winds over the upper elevations for the next few days. A Heat Warning has been extended through 8pm Friday for the San Gabriel Mountains and surrounding areas.

EVACUATION ORDERS:

• Paradise Springs – South of Big Pines Highway, east of Devil’s Punchbowl, west of Largo Vista Road, and north of the forest.

• South and west of Upper Big Tujunga Canyon, east of Angeles Forest Highway, and north of Angeles Crest Highway.

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

EVACUATION WARNINGS:

• South of Big Pines Highway, east of Largo Vista Road, west of 263rd Street E (County line), and north of the forest.

• South of Mount Emma Road, north of Upper Big Tujunga Canyon, east of Angeles Forest Highway, and west of Pacifico Mountain.

• East Fork Areas: Julius Klein Conservation Camp 19, Camp Williams, and the River Community.

ROAD CLOSURES:

• - SR 2 between Angeles Forest Highway and a point 2.2 miles east of the junction with I210.

• - SR 2 between Angeles Forest Highway to Big Pines.

• - Angeles Forest Hwy, from Sierra Hwy to Angeles Crest Hwy.

• - All roads leading into San Gabriel Canyon.

• - Hwy 39 is closed north of Azusa (8.1 miles north of the junction with I10) to SR 2.

• - Glendora Ridge Road, from Glendora Mountain Road to Mount Baldy Road.

• - Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Rd, from Angeles Crest Hwy to Angeles Forest Hwy

• - Chaney Trail, from Alzada Rd to Millard Canyon Campground

• - Chantry Flats, Arno Drive to Forest Route 2N40

• For more road closures visit: go.usa.gov/xGptF

FOREST CLOSURE

The Angeles National Forest has extended its temporary Forest Closure Order to October 8th. The Forest is closed to all general activity, including developed campgrounds and day-use sites due to wildfire threat. Prohibition of the use of any ignition sources (campfires, gas stoves, etc.).

The Red Cross Evacuation Centers at Palmdale High School and Santa Anita Park are now closed. Anyone still needing assistance can call the Disaster Distress Hotline at 800-675-5799.

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