#WilsonFire | Angeles NF | 1

NEAR ARCADIA | The Wilson Fire began on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, around 0343 hours PDT located about five miles north of Arcadia and just southwest of the Mt. Wilson Observatory and communications site in the Angeles National Forest.  The cause of ignition is unknown and under investigation.

Fire Engines from Angeles NF and LA County FD

Fire Engines from Angeles NF and the Los Angeles County FD work together. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

The fire has scorched 50 acres of brush and timber. It is said to be at a 70% containment status.  Fire behavior remains at a minimal state while large fire fuels continue to hold heat.

Crews will continue to hold containment lines, complete hand lines and complete contingency lines, as well as defensible space around infrastructure.  Mop-up operations are also in effect.

Firefighters mopping up

Mop-up operations by fire crews. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Fire Managers are expecting an impending Santa Anta wind event to occur in the next 12 hours, which may test containment lines with potential spotting with embers into the drainage below the fire.  Probability will be high in the next 24 hours, as the wind event will settle into the fire area drying out fire fuels making them vulnerable to potential fire starts.

There are 373 personnel assigned to this wildfire.

Social Media Hashtags used for this incident are:  #MtWilson #WilsonFire #CaliforniaWildfires

(c) 2017 The CA Fire Report


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