Angeles National Forest fire consumes 4,800 acres, spreading ash everywhere

Angeles National Forest fire consumes 4,800 acres, spreading ash everywhere

The Bobcat fire started shortly after noon on Sunday near the Cogswell Dam and burned about 4,800 acres of shrubs and wood Monday morning Friday, US Forest Service officials said. It was 0% contained.

About 100 firefighters with five engines, three manual crews and two water distributors battled the ground fire, while four helicopters and five fixed-wing aircraft launched an air strike, according to the firefighters.

In addition, the temperature – which reached at least 103 ° F on Sunday afternoon, where the fire Bobcat is burning – it should not fall low enough overnight to be useful to firefighters, and the humidity will remain low, which means that grass and shrubs will be dry and ready to burn.

A temporary flight restriction is in effect over the fire area and drones are prohibited.

Across southern California, firefighters were hit by a record-breaking heat wave that swept the state this Labor Day weekend and brought triple-digit temperatures to many areas.

103 °F = 39,444 °C

Bobcat – It is the name given to fire by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Each fire is given a name, in which case it was named Bobcat.

Last Updated9/6/2020
Date Started9/6/2020
Location InformationNortheast of Cogswell Reservoir, San Gabriel Canyon in Los Angeles county.
CountiesLos Angeles
Archive Year2020
StatusActive
FinalNo
Lat/Long[34.244649, -117.964838]