It’s also the last time that Mt. Wilson was threatened, though tonight it’s from the East side of the mountain. I’m watching closely because I’m 8 miles from the Bobcat Fire to the East and we’re under an evacuation warning. Fortunately the live cam has some reasonably clear footage of the immediate danger as the observatory is 4 miles up the hill above us.
With powerful Santa Ana winds expected to create challenges for firefighters Tuesday, the Bobcat Fire burning in the Angeles National Forest north of Monrovia nearly doubled in size for the second straight day. The Bobcat Fire has burned 10,344 acres and still had zero containment as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The fire is churning through some vegetation and brush which has not burned in more 60 years. “The canyons that this fire has lined up with — Monrovia Canyon, Santa Anita Canyon, Little Santa Anita Canyon — those canyons have not burned since 1957 in the Monrovia Peak Fire,” Angeles National Forest Chief Robert Garcia said Monday.
Event the local Altadena Sheriff’s station had little detail on a phone call. (I’m sure they got swamped.)
The Bobcat fire ignited on Sunday and quickly grew to threaten Mount Wilson.
Phone notifications that disappear too quickly in emergencies can be really bad UI.
A tall plume of smoking is rising from a brush fire in the Azusa area during an afternoon of triple-digit heat across Southern California. The tower of smoke from Angeles National Forest can be seen from the San Gabriel Valley and beyond. Details about how the 1,800-acre fire started were not immediately available. The fire was reported near 14300 West…
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.
Officials issued mandatory evacuation orders Thursday as the Ranch fire threatened homes in Azusa's Mountain Cove community.
Within hours the 'Ranch 2 Fire' has gone from burning hundreds of acres to blazing across thousands of acres.
Mr. President, with all due respect, you are wrong. The fires in So. Cal are urban interface fires and have NOTHING to do with forest management. Come to SoCal and learn the facts & help the victims. Scott Austin, Pres IAFF 809. @IAFFNewsDesk https://t.co/d3jY0SeosF— Pasadena Fire Assn. (@PFA809) November 10, 2018