Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:46:22 PM PDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2021-NWCG-7840
FWAC Incident ID
211976
Incident Name
Route Fire
Last Updated
Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:00 AM PDT
(1 month ago)
Fire Reported
Saturday, September 11, 2021 8:54 AM PDT
(1 month ago)
State
California
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
35.2 miles NNW of Los Angeles, CA
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

Overview

The Route Fire started on September 11th at 3:54 P.M. The fire is located near the near I-5 freeway, one mile south of the Templin Hwy.  The fire burned in brush and chaparral with a moderate rate of spread and quickly jumped Interstate 5 prompting the California Highway Patrol to shut the interstate down in both directions.   Later in the evening as the threat to motorists was reduced, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol were able to gradually open lanes to motorists and interstate commerce.

The fire was declared fully contained on September 17th.

Current Situation

Firefighters continue to monitor for smoldering vegetation within the fire perimeter.

The fire is currently being managed by fire officials on the Emigrant Fire.  

 

 

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Under Investigation
Date of Origin
Saturday September 11th, 2021 approx. 03:54 PM
Location
One mile South of Templin Highway at I-5
Incident Commander
Richard Wiegand, Angeles National Forest
Coordinates
34.572, -118.687
Total Personnel
290
Size (Acres)
464
Containment
100%
Estimated Containment Date
Friday September 17th, 2021 approx. 05:00 PM
Fuels Involved
Brush and Chaparral
Planned Actions
Continue to monitor for any fire activity within the completed fireline.
Incident Contact
Angeles Fire Information
Phone: (626) 527-9313
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Fire Unit Information
Angeles National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
701 N. Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
Incident Map

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