Santa Anita Wildland Fire
As of Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 6:00 a.m. PST, the Santa Anita Fire has burned 584 acres north of Sierra Madre, CA. Approximately 238 acres are on National Forest System land within the Angeles National Forest, and 346 acres are within the corporate boundary of the City of Sierra Madre (see fire progression map posted to this site).
The fire is currently 88% contained.
Fire information is available until 8:00 p.m. today (Weds. 4/30/08) by calling the Angeles National Forest Fire Information Center at 626-821-6700. The City of Sierra Madre Public Information can be reached at 626-355-7135.
Evacuation Update (6:00 a.m. April 30, 2008):
With the exception of the Chantry Flats area, all evacuated areas have been re-opened.
Closure Update (7:00 a.m. April 30, 2008):
Sierra Madre public schools (both campuses) are open.
Most other schools in Sierra Madre are also open. Please contact private schools directly to confirm the status of individual school closures.
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Santa Anita Canyon Road (Chantry Flat Road), which accesses the Angeles National Forest, is closed.
|Incident Type||Wildland Fire|
|Date of Origin||04/26/2008 at 1500 hrs.|
|Location||City of Sierra Madre and Angeles National Forest (Los Angeles County)|
|Incident Commander||Dave Fiorella|
|Estimated Containment Date||05/02/2008 at 1800 hrs.|
|Fuels Involved|| |
Brush, chaparral and light timber.
|Fire Behavior|| |
Isolated hot spots.
|Significant Events|| |
Except for the Chantry Flat area, evacuations have been lifted.
|Planned Actions|| |
Crews will continue to improve fireline, mop up, and provide structure protection.
|Projected Movement|| |
With cooler temperatures and good progress by fire crews, it is anticipated that the fire will be contained by May 2nd at 6:00 p.m.
|Growth Potential|| |
|Terrain Difficulty|| |
Unified Command with USFS (Fiorella), Sierra Madre Fire (Heydorf) and Sierra Madre Police (Diaz).
|Current Wind Conditions||2-6 mph SW|
|Current Temperature||53 degrees|
|Current Humidity||84 %|