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Monday, September 23, 2013

CA-ANF-Madre 250 acres 70% Angeles National Forest above Azusa. #Evacuations #CaFire

CA-ANF-Madre CA-ANF-004612 Angeles National Forest Los Angeles County

Madre fire was burning west of San Gabriel Canyon Road (SR-39) uphill away from structures. burned about 40 acres in the Angeles National Forest above Azusa.

Perimeter and Location Map
Evacuations: 3 homes were evacuated and at least 25 more are being protected, evacuations have lifted this morning 9-23
Road closures:
 - HWY 39 (Residents only)
- Encanto Parkway (Residents only)

Madre Fire Angeles National Forest Crews

Update 0700: 250 acres, 70% contained, Tomaselli IC, in Unified Command with LAC,SHF, CHP, SCE, LAC WP, and Azuza PD.
Update 0700: 200 acres, 5% contained.
Update 2200: Large column showing 190 acres 5% containment fire is burning northeasterly into the forest, North Duarte and Bradbury are not threatened
Update 2015: Active flank is on the east. Flame lengths and ROS is slowing down.  3 homes have been evacuated and at least 25 more are being protected, 
Update 1930: Evacuations for Foxtail Court, very active fire

Location: San Gabriel Cyn & Sierra Madre. San Gabriel Canyon 1/4 mile west of the entrance station
Acres: 40
ROS: Moderate
ROC: 20 acres, Medium brush, fire making a run. Fuel and topography driven.
Fuels: Medium brush and grass
Structure threat: Yes
Special Hazards:
Other Comments: Incident name was originally 'Canyon'
Resources: ANF & LAC 2nd alarm, unified command, Two "super-scooper" fixed-wing water-dropping aircraft were on scene. 
Injuries: None reported
Radio Frequencies: [A-B6, C-ANF, PTac-V9, STac-V6, Air-LAC AG, crew-U14, Forest Net-NFIC]
Weather Info:
Spot WX Forecast: Low temp 59°. Max humidity 38%. SW winds 6-12 mph becoming light and variable by midnight.
Agency Website:
Online Scanner:
Web Cam:
Cause: Under investigation.


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