Bobcat Fire Burns in Azusa Canyon, No Threat to APU Campus

Update: Sept. 14 at 9 a.m.:

This morning the Bobcat Fire is at 36,366 acres and 6 percent containment. Authorities say evacuation orders have been issued for some residents in Arcadia and Sierra Madre as a result of the fire, which continues to burn in the Angeles National Forest. Air quality continues to be unhealthy. Consider reducing your activity level or shorten the amount of time you are active outdoors.

Update: Sept. 9 at 10 a.m.:

Evacuation warnings are in effect for seven San Gabriel Valley foothill communities Wednesday morning as the Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest grew to more than 10,000 acres with no containment.

Fire officials issued evacuation warnings for residents in Duarte, Bradbury, Monrovia, Acadia, Sierra Madre, Pasadena and Altadena, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. There is no threat to the APU campus.

If you are unusually sensitive to particle pollution, consider reducing your activity level or shorten the amount of time you are active outdoors.

Update: Sept. 8 at 7:30 a.m.:

The Bobcat Fire has burned approximately 5,000-acres in the Angeles National Forest and is zero percent contained. With Santa Ana winds forecast for today, U.S. Forest Service fire officials have put some Monrovia residents on notice that they need to evacuate if the fire spreads south. Evacuations were already ordered for residents and visitors from Big Santa Anita Canyon, Mt. Wilson, San Gabriel Canyon, and Monrovia Canyon. There is no threat to the APU campus.

Original Post Sept. 6:

The Department of Campus Safety is monitoring communications from the Los Angeles County Fire Department and local law enforcement agencies regarding the 500-acre Bobcat Fire burning in the Azusa Canyon north of Mountain Cove. Although smoke is visible from the APU campus, there is no immediate threat to the university community.

Azusa Police Department is working with L.A. County Fire and California Highway Patrol to close Highway 39. Only City of Azusa residents of the Mountain Cove community are allowed access at this time.

The Department of Campus Safety will continue to provide necessary updates to the APU community regarding safety and security.

Follow L.A. County Fire @LACoFDPIO and Angeles National Forest @Angeles_NF on Twitter for the latest updates.

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