City Continues to Monitor Bobcat Fire, Residents Urged to Stay Ready for Possible Evacuation

PASADENA, Calif.—The Bobcat Fire continues to actively grow to the north and south. On the south end, the fire reached Santa Anita Canyon near Chantry Flat and remained active overnight. Crews worked actively all last night on the southern end of the fire where it is burning downhill into the foothill communities.

This morning, an evacuation order was issued within the CITY OF ARCADIA for all residents north of Elkins Avenue and east of Santa Anita Avenue.

An evacuation warning is still in effect for residents in the foothill neighborhoods of Pasadena. While there is no immediate threat, 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.

Keeping the fire out of the foothill communities is the top priority. Crews are constructing handline and dozerline where possible to stop the downhill progression. 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. For more details, visit InciWeb.

Tonight, smoke and flame will remain visible to surrounding communities as fire activity remains in the south. A smoke advisory has been issued for the fire area. See health and safety tips.

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 firefighting crews.

The City will continue to provide updates as the situation evolves and more information becomes available. You can also follow @Angeles_NF@LACOFD, and @PasadenaGov on Twitter for incident updates.