Per InciWeb: “Crews have made good progress building containment line along Winston Ridge. Burn operations planned for this area may not be necessary thanks to this success. The originally planned firing operation from the Mt. Wilson area to the north and northeast was delayed for another day due to a lack of ideal weather conditions. This operation is planned in an easterly and northeasterly direction. The pre-treatment control lines are anchored in and waiting for the burn operation. There will be a Memorial Service for Los Angeles County Fire Department Firefighters, Fire Captain Tedmund “Ted” Hall and Firefighter Specialist Arnaldo “Arnie” Quinones, Saturday, September 12, 2009, 10:00 a.m., at Dodger Stadium.”
I can see that the fire has entered the San Gabriel Wilderness Area, which is further eastward, east of Chilao & Devils Canyon, but well north of foothill cities. And the southern part of Mt. Waterman is touched by fire now from the east.
InciWeb offers a view of a nice “Progression Map” which shows the progression of the fire over time.
Also, the southern portion of the Angeles National Forest remains CLOSED to the public. Call the Fire Info Center for details: (626)821-6700. Possible fines for trespassing without authorization. Please ck out the InciWeb link for more info, updates, details, etc.
Mt. Wilson has been waiting for one more burn out, or backfire, to be safe. But it’s been delayed now for a 2nd day due to the weather and the fire fight on the eastern perimeter. But, like I said before, it looks good!
View from Mt. Wilson: East & North on 9/8/09 @ 8:15pm. Image: Tower Cam. Visit image link for updated images.
I’m seeing less & less fire! From this perspective at least. We can never thank the firefighters enuf.
Regarding Big Santa Anita Canyon, Deb Burgess of the Adams Pack Station this morning sent me this:
Not fire free (Newcombs area to northeast of BSAC). As of the PIO briefing to us yesterday morning, the fire was VERY active, they are trying to hold the line, and a back burn was considered.
Have a Great Day!
I again thank her for taking the time to keep us informed, who care for our forest and all the value it contain. Visit her part of the mountain, ck out their donkeys, dogs, even cats, buy something at their general store – when the forest reopens. And that is the Big Question – when will it reopen??
oK, gotta gO! I’m no professional writer after a!! Therefore, I’ll leave a bear with the last word:
Remember – Only You Can Prevent Wildfire/Forest Fires.