This page was last updated September 17, 2020 at 2:41 p.m. EDT.

WorldAware is following developments of the Bobcat Fire burning in the Angeles National Forest of Los Angeles County, California, approximately 22 miles northwest of Burbank. The wildfire has been burning since Sept. 6. As of Sept. 17, more than 1,200 personnel are on-site battling the blaze as it continues to grow in size, prompting additional evacuation orders to be issued. Anticipate the status of nearby roads to change over the coming hours and days; authorities could close routes within the wildfire complex and evacuated communities due to fire activity and the needs of response operations. Traffic flows could also be disrupted during re-entry periods after authorities lift evacuation orders. Low visibility from smoke and possible ashfall could contribute to traffic delays and congestion in the region.


Intelligence Alerts

September 17, 2020 at 2:17 p.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue to respond to several large wildfires burning across California, US, as of Sept. 17. Evacuations ongoing.

September 14, 2020 at 3:01 p.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue to respond to several large wildfires burning across Calif., US, as of Sept. 14. Evacuations ongoing.

September 13, 2020 at 7:34 p.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue to respond to Bobcat Fire near Los Angeles, Calif., US, as of Sept. 13. Evacuation orders in effect.

September 11, 2020 at 5:53 a.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews responding to expanding Bobcat Fire near Los Angeles, Calif., US, as of early Sept. 11. Evacuation orders in effect.

September 9, 2020 at 1:55 p.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews responding to expanding Bobcat Fire near Los Angeles, Calif., US, as of Sept. 9. Evacuation orders in effect.


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