Gobblers Fire Update August 25 1:00 Pm
Incident: Gobblers Wildfire
The Gobblers Fire began as a result of thunderstorms and lightning that started over twenty fires on the San Bernardino National Forest on August 19th. It is burning in steep, rugged terrain west of Gobblers Knob near Stockton Flats at the upper end of Lytle Creek southeast of Wrightwood.
Firefighters have completed contingency lines at the base of the steep slopes north of Stockton Flats. The fire made several small uphill runs after burning trees and brush rolled downhill, but it has stayed within the contingency lines. Firefighters will continue to strengthen fire lines and mop up the fire during day and night shifts.
The fire is 392 acres and 83% contained. There are 225 personnel currently assigned to the incident. As needs arise on other areas of the National Forests in Southern California, firefighting equipment and crews from the incident will assist. A helicopter was sent to assist with smoke observed in the Sharp Fire footprint on the Angeles National Forest this morning and air support was sent to the Little Fire yesterday on the San Jacinto Ranger District. Several crews have been reassigned to the larger fires in northern California.
Tropical storm Ivo has been downgraded to a tropical depression. Unstable weather may occur this afternoon. The best potential for rain over the fire area is Monday afternoon with 0.1” – 0.2” expected. Lightning-caused fires remain a concern with predicted weather activity.
Closures of the fire area and roads into the fire are still in effect and include: Stockton Flats, Coldwater Canyon and Paiute Canyon yellow-post sites, Forest Road 3N06 above the shooting range, and Forest Road 3N33 is closed at the 3N31 junction.
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