Fire Update--August 29, 2009 6:00am
Incident: Morris Wildfire
Fire Name: Morris
Geographic Location: Highway 39 North of Morris Dam
Acres Burned: 2168
Start Date and Time: 04:27 P.M.
Percent Contained: 85%
Estimated Containment Date:
Cause: Under Investigation
Structures Destroyed: 0
Commercial Buildings: 0 Autos: - 0
Evacuations: Mandatory evacuation-East Fork
Voluntary evacuation-North Fork
0 Air Tankers
Cooperators: Forest Service (Lead Agency) with support from Los Angeles County Fire Dept., Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept., California State Highway Patrol, Cal Trans, Los Angeles City Fire Dept., Azusa Police Dept., American Red Cross.
Approximate Personnel Assigned: 1,148
The Morris Fire began at approximately 4:27 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 in the San Gabriel Canyon just north of Azusa California. The fire is 85% percent contained with moderate fire activity north and east in San Gabriel Canyon. A red flag warning is still in effect through today. As excess resources are identified they are being released to assist in other firefighting efforts in southern California.
Terrain: Steep Fuel Type: Medium Brush and Chaparral
Road Closures: A Forest Closure is in effect for the San Gabriel Canyon and will remain in effect until the
fire is contained.
Fire Information (626) 334-3717 (Morris Incident Command Post)
Supervisor's Office Fire Information Center, open 24 hours (626) 821-6700 or (626) 574-5208
Information is also available at http://www.inciweb.org/ reference Morris Fire.