Read Bobcat Fire: 1,800-acre blaze rapidly spreading in Angeles National Forest near Azusa; structures threatened by KTLA Digital Staff (KTLA)

A rapidly spreading fire in the Angeles National Forest near the Azusa area is threatening structures on Sunday, officials said.

The Bobcat Fire erupted around 12:20 p.m. and has scorched about 1,800 acres of heavy fuels, according to forest officials. Video from the scene shows smoke rising from the Azusa area.

“Firefighters are experiencing erratic fire behavior,” officials said.

The fast-moving fire had exploded to about 500 acres by 2:40 p.m., doubled in size in just two hours and then grew another 800 acres by 6 p.m. It was 0% contained.

I noticed that the late afternoon sun was coming in an odd orangish-yellow and presumed there was a fire somewhere. I didn’t know it was this close to the house though!

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