Largest fire in Southern California county history keeps hundreds of homes around it under threat

Bobcat fire moves forward and forces more evacuations in Los Angeles County

Bobcat fire in Juniper Hills, northeast of Los Angeles.


After becoming the largest fire in Los Angeles County last Sunday, the Bobocat Fire continues to grow and threaten entire communities throughout southern California.

The fire that started the past September 6 in the Azusa area, a total of 105,345 acres has burned as of Monday morning and presents a containment of 15%.

Authorities issued an evacuation order in the following areas near the fire:

  • Residences along the Angeles Crest Highway, between Angeles Forest Highway and Highway 39.
  • Juniper Hills, Devils Punch Bowl, Paradise Springs areas.
  • Crystal Lake, east of the San Gabriel River and Camp Williams.
  • The area south of Highway 138, north of Big Rock Creek, east of 87th Street and west of Largo Vista Road
  • The south of 138th Street East, north of Big Pine Highway and Highway 2, east of Largo Vista Road, and west of 263rd E.
  • Also south of Highway 138, north of East Avenue W-14, east of 155th Street E, and the west end of West 165th Street E.

The authorities maintain the alert of possible evacuation for areas of:

Pasadena, Altadena, Wrightwood, south of Pearblossom Highway, east and north of Angeles Forest Highway, north and west of Mr. Emma Rd, east of and south of Highway 122, among other communities included in the image above.

You can see the most up-to-date full list in this document shared by the Angeles National Forest, the site of the fire.

The flames would have already destroyed several houses as they passed through the Antelope Valley.

Actually more than 1,600 firefighters work fighting the flames of the Bobcat Fire. Fire that had previously been controlled near the Mt. Wilson observatory returned to endanger the structure again.

The authorities hope that The low temperatures of this Monday, the humidity and the little wind help them contain the flames They have been burning uncontrollably for weeks, making the air quality in the Los Angeles area very poor.

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