Bobcat Fire Anglo about 5,000 acres; US Forest Service Orders Closing of Angeles National Forest – Deadline


The Bobcat fire, one of several fires affecting California residents, continues north of Ajsu. The fire on Sunday afternoon burned 4,871 acres near the Cogswell Dam and West Fork recreational areas.

In response to several fires across the state, the US Forest Service on Monday announced the closure of several national forests, including the National Forest. Additional forests under compulsory closure are San Bernardino National Forest, Cleveland National Forest, Los Padres National Forest, Inyo National Forest, Sequoia National Forest, Sierra National Forest and Stanislas National Forest.

Authorities have also ordered the evacuation of the Mount Wilson Observatory in response to the Bobcat Fire, which is still in control of 0%.

Closer also came to the El Dorado Fire near Oak Glen in San Bernadino County two days after using pyrotechnics for a gender reveal party. The fire at El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa was only 7 percent as of Monday and has burned more than 8,500 acres.

Covering some communities in ashes and affecting air quality for some involved groups, the fires are far from the only natural event affecting California residents last weekend. Bobcat and El Dorado fires perished during the long Labor Day weekend, which also saw record-breaking heat in parts of Los Angeles County.

City News Service contributed to this report.