Gobblers Fire Update August 26 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 and are mopping up.
The fire is 413 acres and 90% contained. There are 184 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. On Saturday August 24th, the Little Fire on the San Jacinto Ranger District began and grew to 100 acres. Aircraft and fire crews from the Gobblers Fire assisted with the initial attack and will continue to help as needed.
Tropical depression Ivo has been moving up the coast of Baja California and is bringing moisture to Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The best potential for rain over the fire area is this evening. The rainfall over the burn area along with steep canyons and a flood prone area will make firefighter and public safety a priority for the next 24 hours.
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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