Bobcat Fire (9/22/2020) Morning Update; It’s All About Containment Lines
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SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 – BOBCAT FIRE Morning UPDATE 10:00 AM: The Bobcat fire has now burned 109,271 acres, burning almost 4,000 acres today and remains at 17% containment.
The fire continued to burn in the Pinyon Ridge/Mt. Lewis/Dawsons Saddle areas last night. Flames could be seen from the desert floor. Crews began working that area yesterday do construct containment lines for firing operations and with dozers, direct fire lines to stop the spread of the fire to the east, towards Big Pines. Today crews are working on much of the same, constructing lines around Pinyon Ridge.
Incident Command is expecting similar fire activity as yesterday. On the west side of the fire (Dawson Saddle/Highway 2/Highway 39/Pinyon Ridge/Mt. Lewis) crew will continue to look for opportunities to build indirect and direct fire lines.
Incident Command’s weather forecast is today weather will be similar to yesterday, although with slightly cooler temperatures, higher humidity, and lower winds. As with yesterday, winds will start the day from the east and then shift to a southerly direction. Warmer and drier conditions will begin to return to the area on Wednesday.
San Bernardino County Fire reported that they are continuing to monitor the fire activity. They have contingency plans in place for evacuation and structure defense for the Wrightwood, Pinon Hills, and Phelan areas should the fire move into San Bernardino County. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s has assigned two extra patrols to the Wrightwood area. All San Bernardino County residents are encouraged to sign up for the TENS alert system to get notifications via phone/text or to download the Ready SB App.
- South and West of Upper Big Tujunga.
- East of Angeles Forest Hwy.
- North of Angeles Crest Hwy.
- Residences along Angeles Crest Highway, between Angeles Forest Highway and Highway 39. – The unincorporated areas of Juniper Hills, Devils Punch Bowl, and Paradise Springs.
- The unincorporated areas of Crystal Lake, East Fork of the San Gabriel River, and Camp Williams.
- South of Hwy 138, North of Big Rock Creek, East of 87th St East, and West of Largo Vista Rd.
- South of 138th St. East, North of Big Pine Hwy and Hwy 2, East of Largo Vista Rd., and West of 263rd St. East. – South of Hwy 138, North of East Ave W-14, East of 155th St East, and West of 165th St. East.
- City of Pasadena
- Unincorporated communities of Altadena, Pinon Hills and Wrightwood.
- South of Pearblossom Hwy, East and North of Angeles Forest Hwy, North and West of Mt. Emma Rd., East and South of Hwy 122, and West of Cheseboro Rd.
- South of Hwy 2, North of Blue Ridge Truck Trail, East of Hwy 39, and West of the Los Angeles Co. border.
- South of Ave U-8, North of East Ave W-14, East of 121st East, and West of 155th St East. (Longview)
- South of Pearblossom Hwy (Hwy 138), South and East of Pearblossom Hwy (Hwy 122), North and West of Mt. Emma Rd., North and East of Angeles Forest Hwy, and West of Cheseboro Rd. (Emma)
- South of Mt. Emma Rd., North of Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Rd., East of Angeles Forest Highway, and West of Pacifico Mountain
- Littlerock: East of Cheseboro Road, South of Pearblossom Hwy, North of Weber Ranch Rd, West of 87th St E.