Bobcat Fire Update | September 21, 2020

PASADENA, Calif.—The Bobcat Fire is currently 105,345 acres and is 15% contained. Yesterday afternoon, the fire west of Mount Wilson made a northerly push towards Highway 2 and firefighters were able to keep this in check. The north end towards the Antelope Valley continued to grow to both the west and east. The fire remains relatively quiet along the Highway 39 corridor and along the south side.

Today on the northern end of the fire’s perimeter towards Antelope Valley, firefighters are constructing both direct and indirect line to stop the fire from spreading to the east and west. Both hand and dozer line construction continues on the eastern and western flanks. On the southern perimeter, crews will continue securing line between Mount Wilson and Highway 2 today. For more details, visit InciWeb.

Representatives from the fire will provide another update and answer questions during tonight's virtual public meeting, which begins at 6:30. Watch the meeting live on the Bobcat Fire YouTube Channel or on Los Angeles County Fire's Facebook page. American Sign Language interpreters will be live-signing.

The fire continues to pose no immediate threat to Pasadena; however, an evacuation warning remains in effect as a precaution for residents in our foothill neighborhoods north of Sierra Madre Boulevard. Conditions could change rapidly, so we encourage you to stay alert and prepared to evacuate if necessary. See Los Angeles County Fire Department's Ready, Set, Go Guide for preparation 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. PLEAS messages are only sent in the event of imminent danger where action, such as evacuation, is required.

Once you've registered with PLEAS, we also recommend you register with the county's Alert LA County mass notification system.

Nixle is the primary notification system for the Pasadena Police Department. Register at to receive alerts by text message and/or email. You can also text your ZIP code to 888777 to opt in.

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.

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.