Bobcat Fire Update | September 22, 2020

PASADENA, Calif.—The Bobcat Fire is currently 109,271 acres and is 17% contained. The fire remained active yesterday in the western, northern and southwestern portions. Evacuations were issued for the areas near Colby Ranch and Hidden Springs, where crews worked to prepare structures and build contingency lines. Crews began a strategic firing operation moving north from Mount Wilson to Highway 2 that continued throughout the night. Minimal fire activity occurred on the southern and eastern sides from Mount Wilson around to Crystal Lake.

Similar fire activity is expected today. The defensive strategic firing operation to secure line between Mount Wilson and Highway 2 will continue and should be completed today. The south side and Highway 39 corridor continues to be in mop up and patrol status. For more details, visit InciWeb.

Yesterday's virtual community meeting can be viewed on the Bobcat Fire YouTube page.

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.

Bobcat Fire map - September 22, 2020