Bobcat Fire Update | September 23, 2020

PASADENA, Calif.—The Bobcat Fire is currently 113,307 acres and is 38% contained. Fire activity was reduced yesterday compared to previous days and some critical work was accomplished. Strategic firing from Mount Wilson down to Redbox Road and then east along Highway 2 back into the fire perimeter was completed, as well as indirect fireline for the northwestern edge of the fire. A significant portion of the fireline in the Antelope Valley was classified as contained as a result of the work that has been done in this area, and crews continued to secure areas around structures.

The focus today will be on the northeastern corner of the fire along Highway 2 and the valley floor. If crews determine that direct line is not feasible, they will be preparing for additional strategic firing along Highway 2 to stop fire movement northeast towards Wrightwood. On the northwestern corner of the fire crews will be constructing direct line south from Littlerock and north from Highway 2. North of Mount Wilson, firefighters will be working to strengthen the lines where strategic firing was completed last night. The foothills communities can expect to see smoke in this area today as the interior burns out and aerial ignition may be used to help this process along. The lower eastern through the southern perimeter remains in patrol status. For more details, visit InciWeb.

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.