SIT REP 1 | SEPTEMBER 19, 2020

Holding the fire along a road
Photo Credit | USFS

The BOB CAT FIRE is burning on the West Fork of the San Gabriel Canyon at Cogswell Dam on the Angeles National Forest in California.  It started on Sunday, September 8th around 1221 hours PT.  Cause is unknown and under investigation.

Fire has burned 91,017 acres of chaparral, brush and tall grass.   Fire crews have reached a 15% containment status.  Earlier this morning, some evacuation orders were lifted.  However, by 1421 hours (2:21pm), fire behavior began to take off again prompting emergency evacuations.

New evacuation orders are as follows:

OTHER AREAS | Chilao; CAL TRANS Yard, 3 Points area; Angeles Christian Camp; Crystal Lake; South of 138th St East; North of Big Pines Hwy and Hwy 2; West of 263rd East; East of Largo Vista Roadd (Issued 9/19 1440 PT)

AQUEDUCT | South of Pearblossom Hwy (SR 138); North of Big Pines; East of 165th ; West of Largo Vista Roadd

WARD | North of Fort Tejon Rd; south of Avenue V; East of 87th E; West of 121th Street East

LONGVIEW | South of Avenue 12, North of Aqueduct; West of 165 Street East and East of 121st Street East

TEJON | South of Tejon Road; North of Cooley Place; East of 89th Street East; West of Longview Road

PEACH | North of Pallett Creek; South of West 114th Street; East of Longview Road; West of 165th Street

CIMA BLOCK | 96th East to 116th SE; Fort Tejon Road south to SR 2

JUNIPER BLOCK | 116th East to Devis Punchbowl Road; Fort Tejor Road to SR 2

PUNCHBOWL BLOCK | Devils Punchbowl Road; Fenner Camp

PARADISE BLOCK | Fenner Camp to intersection of SR 2; Big Pines

A Red Cross Evacuation Shelter is located at the Palmdale High School at 2137 East Avenue R, Palmdale, California 93550.

CLOSED is the first evacuation point at Santa Anita Park.  Assistance needed? Contact the Disaster Distress Hotline at 1-800-675-5799.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/19/2020 1635 PT