Gobblers Fire Update August 24 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.
Yesterday firefighters carefully constructed more containment lines along steep slopes. The fire experienced small growth due to rolling material falling downhill and igniting areas that are unburned. Burn-outs were conducted last night between contingency lines and the fire on the southwest perimeter. Burned acreage will reflect the burn-out work at the next reporting period. As the fire gets closer to full containment, crews are building additional contingency lines to prevent rolling material from further increasing the fire.
The fire is 354 acres and 65% contained. There are 414 personnel currently assigned to the incident. As the fire nears full containment, resources that are no longer being used will be released
Tropical storm Ivo is expected to bring some precipitation to the area Sunday and this could result in potential flooding in Lytle Creek canyon. Additionally, lightning-caused fires are also a concern with this predicted storm 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.
For more information please call: (951) 663-7985