|Date of Origin||Wednesday August 26th, 2009 approx 03:30 PM|
|Location||Los Angeles River Ranger District / Angeles National Forest|
|Incident Commander||Jim Hall|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday September 08th, 2009 approx 06:00 PM|
Very heavy fuels of ceanothus, chamise, scrub oak and manzanita across the entire fire area, 15 to 20 feet in height with Big Cone Douglas Fier in the drainage bottoms. Fuels have not experienced any significant large fire activity in the past 40 years.
Friday behavior was very active to extreme, with rapid rates of spread and flame lenghts up to 80 feet. There is a potential for Saturday’s fire behavior to be similar to Friday. Around noon Saturday, after the inversion has lifted, expect actively spreading fire with upslope runs. Spotting may occur from 1/4 mile up to 1/2 mile.
3 Mandatory Evacuations as of early Saturday morning include Starlight Crest Drive north to Green Ridge Court, including Forest Green Drive, two, Big Briar Way at Haskel, and third, Donna Maria Lane, Indian Drive, Hacienda Drive, Alta Canada Rd., North of Linda Vista, La Canada Blvd. north of El Vago Street. Evacuation Center: La Canada High School, 4463 Oak Grove Drive, La Canada, CA. Angeles Crest Highway remains closed.
Prepare and protect structures when and where necessary. Construct handlines and dozer lines.
Extremely steep and inaccessible
1800 homes threatened. 27 commercial properties and 52 other stuctures threatened.
|Wind Conditions||5-8 mph E|