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City of Pasadena Continues to Monitor Bobcat Fire

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Over 530 personnel continue to aggressively attack the fire. – Courtesy photo / Facebook, @LACoFD

The City of Pasadena continues to closely monitor the Bobcat Fire in Angeles National Forest. Wednesday, winds pushed the fire to the east across Highway 39. On the west side near the West Fork drainage, the fire is making its way into an old burn scar creating less intense fire behavior for fire crews. As of Thursday morning, the Bobcat Fire has burned approximately 23,890 acres and remains 0% contained.

There remains no immediate threat to Pasadena; although evacuation warnings are in effect for Monrovia, Arcadia, Bradbury, Sierra Madre, Altadena, Duarte and Pasadena. However, conditions could change rapidly, so city officials warn residents to stay prepared if evacuations are needed. Preparation tips and an emergency supply checklist can be found in L.A. County Fire Department’s Ready, Set, Go Guide.

Thursday, winds blew wildfire smoke in Pasadena’s direction, causing unhealthy air quality. Official suggest residents:

  • Wear a face mask outdoors.
  • Close all windows.
  • Run an air purifier/AC on a “recirculate” setting.
  • Avoid outdoor activity.
  • Bring pets indoors.

Residents should register for the Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System (PLEAS) to receive voice, email and/or text emergency notifications. Notifications are targeted to geographic areas. Subscribers will receive an alert if action is required of residents, such as during an evacuation.

Residents can also register with the Alert LA County mass notification system.

September 10, 2020

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