Firefighters have made significant progress in the last week controlling the flames and putting out the blaze
Almost a month after its onset in the mountains of the Angeles National Forest in eastern Los Angeles County, the fire Bobcat Fire is 62% controlled as reported by the authorities on Tuesday morning.
The fire that already has wiped out 114,200 acres of the national park, it has been burning since September 6 causing evacuations and devastation in its wake.
The Bobcat Fire is on the list of the biggest fires in Los Angeles County.
The #BobcatFire is currently 114,317 acres based on overnight infrared mapping and 62% contained. Firefighters continue work to contain fire within its existing footprint by patrolling containment lines and mopping up around the fire perimeter. Updates at https://t.co/APSrKsa0Vn pic.twitter.com/hyAe6uAUXd
– Angeles_NF (@Angeles_NF) September 29, 2020
These zones are kept under fire evacuation order:
- Paradise Springs, south of Big Pines Highway, east of Devil’s Punchbowl, west and north of Largo Vista Road
- South and west of Upper Big Tujunga Canyon, east of Los Angeles Forest Highway, and north of Angeles Crest Highway.
- As well as the residences that are along Angeles Crest Highway, between the Angeles Forest Highway and Highway 39.
For its part, the evacuation order in the Wrightwood area was canceled Tuesday morning and people can return to their homes.
#BOBCATFIRE – Effective at 8:00 am today, the Evacuation Warning for the community of Wrightwood has been lifted and residents may return home. Please use caution for emergency personnel still working in the area.
– San Bernardino County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) September 29, 2020
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