PASADENA, Calif.—The Bobcat Fire continued to slowly progress in all directions overnight, as anticipated. An evacuation order was issued for portions of Arcadia and Sierra Madre yesterday, but firefighters have been able to maintain lines and keep the fire out of the communities. Currently, the fire is at 36,366 acres and 6% containment.
Crews today will be focused on strengthening and improving the fireline between the south end of the fire and the foothill communities. With the current fire behavior and expected weather conditions, there remains no imminent threat to Pasadena; however, an evacuation warning remains in effect for residents in our foothill neighborhoods, north of the 210 Freeway. Conditions could change rapidly, so STAY READY. Have a plan in place (including for any animals you have) and pack supplies ahead of time in case you need to evacuate. See Los Angeles County Fire Department's Ready, Set, Go Guide for preparation tips. For more details, including a map of the fire, visit InciWeb.
Tonight, Angeles National Forest will host a virtual public meeting via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the Bobcat Fire will be available to provide an update and respond to your questions. Join the meeting at http://usfs.zoomgov.com/J/1609926478.
Pasadena continues to experience unhealthy air quality due to wildfire smoke. Protect yourself and loved ones by:
• Avoiding outdoor activity
• Wearing a mask outdoors
• Closing all windows
• Running an air purifier/ running AC on “recirculate” setting
• Bringing pets indoors
If you haven't already, please register for the Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System (PLEAS) to receive voice, email and/or text emergency notifications.
Once you've registered with PLEAS, we also recommend you register with the county's Alert LA County mass notification system.
REMINDER: The Bobcat Fire is a NO DRONE ZONE. Drones can collide with firefighting aircraft and cause a serious or fatal accident. Anyone interfering with wildfire suppression efforts may be subject to civil penalties and criminal prosecution. Please stay away to protect yourself and our firefighting crews.