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... continue reading »"Bobcat Fire Update | September 22, 2020"

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... continue reading »"Bobcat Fire Update | September 21, 2020"

Bobcat Fire Update | September 20, 2020

PASADENA, Calif.—The Bobcat Fire is currently 99,428 acres and is 15% contained. The fire remained active yesterday and into the night due to windy conditions, especially on the north end. The fire did moderate some and work started on direct lines. Successful strategic firing occurred to secure the area around Mount Wilson last night. Aside from Mount Wilson, the fire remained quiet from Crystal Lake all the way around the south end back up to Highway 2. Today’s priority is... continue reading »"Bobcat Fire Update | September 20, 2020"

Bobcat Fire Update | September 19, 2020

PASADENA, Calif.—The Bobcat Fire is now at 91,017 acres and is 15% contained. The fire was very active yesterday due to windy conditions and impacted the communities of Juniper Hills, Valyermo and Big Rock Springs at the north end. Numerous evacuation orders and warnings were issued. Today, crews will focus on securing the fire’s perimeter in the north in an effort to stop any additional spread, especially to the communities in the northeast and northwest. On the west, crews will... continue reading »"Bobcat Fire Update | September 19, 2020"

Bobcat Fire Update | September 18, 2020

PASADENA, Calif.—The Bobcat Fire is now at 60,557 acres and is 15% contained.  Yesterday, the fire reached Juniper Hills and the adjacent communities on the north end of the fire. Large numbers of resources were shifted to respond to this threat. Evacuation orders were issued for Juniper Hills, Devil’s Punchbowl, and Paradise Springs, including the area east of Devils Punch Bowl Road, south of the Big Pines Hwy, north of the Big Rock Creek, and west of Jackson Lake. Firefighters... continue reading »"Bobcat Fire Update | September 18, 2020"

Bobcat Fire Update | September 17, 2020

PASADENA, Calif.—The Bobcat Fire is now at 50,539 acres and is 3% contained. On the north end yesterday, the fire crossed Highway 2 by its junction with Highway 39, and it continued to push north in the Cooper Creek area. An evacuation order was issued for residents within the area north of Angeles Crest North and between Clear Creek Station and Hwy 39. Things were quiet on the south end of the fire around the foothill communities yesterday, and the... continue reading »"Bobcat Fire Update | September 17, 2020"

Bobcat Fire Update | September 16, 2020

PASADENA, Calif.—The Bobcat Fire is now at 44,393 acres and is 3% contained. Yesterday, firefighters were successful in keeping the fire from impacting Mount Wilson Observatory. Fire behavior moderated at the south end of the fire overnight, and this helped the crews working on strengthening control lines around the foothill communities and Mount Wilson. Fire behavior was still active in the north, and an additional focus was to try to contain the spot fires across Highway 2. Today, firefighters are... continue reading »"Bobcat Fire Update | September 16, 2020"

Bobcat Fire Update | September 15, 2020

For those community members who were unable to participate in yesterday’s Zoom virtual public meeting hosted by Angeles National Forest, here is the link to the recording. PASADENA, Calif.—The Bobcat Fire was very active on both the north and south ends yesterday, and is now at 41,231 acres with 3% containment. Firefighters worked diligently overnight with a focus on protecting Mount Wilson and the foothills communities. Today’s primary focus remains at keeping the fire from reaching Mount Wilson and the... continue reading »"Bobcat Fire Update | September 15, 2020"

Bobcat Fire Still No Immediate Threat to Pasadena, Evacuation Warning Remains in Effect

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... continue reading »"Bobcat Fire Still No Immediate Threat to Pasadena, Evacuation Warning Remains in Effect"

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... continue reading »"City Continues to Monitor Bobcat Fire, Residents Urged to Stay Ready for Possible Evacuation"