As of Friday, May 2, 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 now 100% contained. Firefighters completed a fire line around the fire yesterday (May 1, 2008), and ensured that 200-foot swath inside that line was cold to the touch.
The Angeles National Forest Fire Information Center is closed.
Fire information is available during regular business hours, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., by calling 626-574-5208.
The City of Sierra Madre Public Information can be reached at 626-355-7135.
Evacuation Update (6:00 a.m. April 30, 2008):
All evacuated areas, including the Chantry Flat area, have been re-opened without restrictions.
Closure Update (9:00 a.m. May 1, 2008):
All Sierra Madre trails are closed.
All trails on National Forest System land are open, as none were impacted by the Santa Anita Fire.
Sierra Madre public and private schools are open.
Santa Anita Canyon Road (Chantry Flat Road), which accesses the Angeles National Forest, is open.
|Date of Origin||Saturday April 26th, 2008 approx. 03:00 PM|
|Location||City of Sierra Madre and Angeles National Forest (Los Angeles County)|
|Incident Commander||Fiorella/heydorff (unifie|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday May 02nd, 2008 approx. 06:00 PM|
Brush and chaparral.
No visible smoke.
All evacuated areas including Chantry Flat have been reopened without restrictions.
Crews will continue to improve fireline, mop up, and provide structure protection.
Containment objectives have been met.
Today (May 2, 2008) Unified Command with USFS (Fiorella) and Sierra Madre (Heydorf) will transition back to the local district, under a "Type 3" organization
|Wind Conditions||2-6 mph SW|