Bobcat Fire, El Dorado Fire Burn Angeles And San Bernardino National Forests
Two fires are burning in Angeles National Forest and San Bernardino National Forest.
A new fire broke out Sunday in the Angeles National Forest, near Cogswell Dam and the West Fork Picnic area.
According to the L.A. County Fire Department, firefighters were sent to what's being called the Bobcat Fire just before 12:30 p.m. It’s now burned at least 500 acres and is expected to spread rapidly and behave erratically.
The fire is visible from the 10 Freeway and from Altadena.
|New Incident| #BobcatFire Your #AngelesNF with assistance by @LACoFDPIO has responded to a brush fire near the West Fork Picnic Area. The fire is 200 acres with a rapid rate of spread. We have sent a second alarm. Please stay from HWY 39 for emergency vehicle access. pic.twitter.com/sjoKU3QHl6— Angeles National Forest (@Angeles_NF) September 6, 2020
Drivers are being asked to steer clear of Highway 39, so it can be used for emergency vehicles.
(Angeles National Forest) State Route 39 is closed in both directions at El Encanto Park (post mile 17.8). BobcatFire near Cogswell Dam & West Fork Picnic Area & Bridge near post mile 27. 200 acres by 1:30 p.m. Unknown duration. Avoid SR-39. #BobcatFire https://t.co/xbyTKqK844 pic.twitter.com/mEMs2RV3vh— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) September 6, 2020
EL DORADO FIRE
Burning near the city of Yucaipa, the El Dorado Fire has scorched more than 3,000 acres and is 5% contained.
Evacuations have been ordered north of Yucaipa Blvd. and east of Bryant, north of Carter St. East and west of Bryant, and in the communities of Forest Falls, Forest Home and Oak Glen.
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