angeles national forest fire history
Photo : Kyle Grillot/AFP ( Getty Images ) In August, researchers warned we would have to add “gigafire” to the lexicon to describe wildfires in California. The data covers fires back to 1878. The Station Fire in Angeles National Forest is about 40% contained as I write today, and the weather has given a boost to the firefighters. The Bobcat Fire continues to burn through the Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County. On 1 November 1966, a fire started at 5:19 a.m. on the Los Pinetos Nike Site (LA-94). In the Angeles, the cycle of fire, flood and mudslide still goes round and round, even as more roads have been built in the forest to give access to firefighters. History. In 1908, the name was changed to Angeles National Forest. In 1905, the Reserves were transferred from the Department of the Interior to the Department of Agriculture, and renamed National Forest in 1907. On November 1, 1966, the El Cariso Hotshots, a U.S. Forest Service Interregional Wildland Firefighting Hotshot crew, was trapped by flames as they worked on a steep hillside in Pacoima Canyon on the Angeles National Forest.An unanticipated upslope wind came up in afternoon and a spot fire was fanned and funneled up the steep canyon. Last Friday, 41,000 acres of the Angeles National Forest charred by the 2009 Station Fire reopened to the public.With summer's return, and with newly accessible trails to explore, Southern Californians will soon flock to the San Gabriel Mountains for fresh air and mountain scenery. Two weeks after the Bobcat Fire erupted in the Angeles National Forest, the 103,000-acre blaze has left a path of destruction in the San Gabriel Mountains region. The fire was pushed by gusty winds on Saturday night, according to an update by the Angeles National Forest. An excessive heat warning is in place until Monday at 9 … CAL FIRE (including c ontract counties) , USDA Forest Service Region 5, USDI Bureau of Land Managment & National Park Service, and other agencies jointly maintain a comprehensive fire perimeter GIS layer for public and private lands throughout the state. 11 more firefighters were seriously burned in the incident. … The San Gabriel National Forest consisted of the southern section of the present day Angeles and portions of the San Bernardino Forest. The fire spread, threatening medical facilities and residential areas south edge of the national forest. The county’s largest fire, the Station blaze in 2009, burned 160,000 acres in the same Angeles National Forest area, killing two firefighters and destroying more than 200 structures. Most people have probably heard by now that the cause of the Station Fire was arson, which means that the deaths of the two courageous firefighters, Ted Hall and Arnie Quinones, are now regarded as homicides. 12 firefighters with United States Forest Service's El Cariso "Hot Shot" crew were killed they were caught in a flare up in a canyon. Loop Fire. The Station Fire in Angeles National Forest is about 40% contained as I write today, and the weather has given a boost to the firefighters. The Bobcat Fire erupted on Sept. 6 near the Cogswell Dam and West Fork Day Use area northeast of Mount Wilson and within the Angeles National Forest. Most people have probably heard by now that the cause of the Station Fire was arson, which means that the deaths of the two courageous firefighters, Ted Hall and Arnie Quinones, are now regarded as homicides.