Evacuations have been ordered for some Antelope Valley foothill communities near the north flank of the Bobcat Fire in Angeles National Forest.
Containment of the 114,200-acre Bobcat Fire dropped from 65% to 62% Monday, as firefighters prepared for a day of moderate Santa Ana winds. The fire has been burning in the Angeles National Forest for nearly three weeks, threatening communities in the Antelope Valley and foothills of the San Gabriel Valley.
As of Monday morning, evacuation orders remained for the following areas.
- In Paradise Springs -- south of Big Pines Highway, east of Devil's Punchbowl, west of Largo Vista Road, and north of the forest.
- South and west of Upper Big Tujunga Canyon, east of Angeles Forest Highway, and north of Angeles Crest Highway.
- Residences along Angeles Crest Highway, between Angeles Forest Highway and Highway 39.
Evacuation warnings remained for the following areas.
- South of Big Pines Highway, east of Largo Vista Road, west of 263rd Street East (county line), and north of the forest;
- South of Mt. Emma Road, north of Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road, east of Angeles Forest Highway, and west of Pacifico Mountain;
- East Fork Areas: Julius Klein Conservation Camp 19, Camp Williams and the River Community;
- Unincorporated community of Wrightwood.
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A Red Cross evacuation center has been set up at Palmdale High School in the Antelope Valley, while the earlier evacuation point at Santa Anita Park for those in the San Gabriel Valley was closed. Anyone still needing assistance was urged to call the Disaster Distress Hotline at 800-675-5799.
Airbnb activated its Open Homes program for those affected by the fire to find free, temporary housing through Sept. 30.
Those who have been displaced by the Bobcat or El Dorado fires can use this service. Relief workers also can find temporary housing.
Pet and Livestock Care
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control is offering pets shelter for those affected by the Bobcat Fire.
Four shelters are open.
Livestock is being accepted at:
- Antelope Valley Fairgrounds at 2551 W. Ave, H Lancaster, CA 93536.
Companion animals are being accepted at the following locations:
- Baldwin Park Animal Care Center – 4275 Elton Street, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
- Palmdale Animal Care Center - 38550 Sierra Highway, Palmdale, CA 93550
- Lancaster Animal Care Center - 5210 West Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93536
For more information, please call (661) 940-4191.