• Tue. Jun 21st, 2022

Bouquet Canyon Fire invites a multi-agency response

ByJanice K. Merrill

Jun 15, 2022

A brush fire near the Bouquet reservoir prompted a firefighters intervention on Wednesday.

The bushfire, dubbed the Sierra Fire, was first reported around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on Bouquet Canyon Road in northern Texas Canyon, according to officials from the Angeles National Forestry.

Crews Progress on Sierra Fire (11:30 a.m. Thursday)

The Sierra Fire is 11 acres with 90 percent containment. Bouquet Canyon Road remains closed except for residents with a sheriff’s escort.

Reversal on Sierra Fire (5:30 p.m.)

Knockdown was called on the Sierra Fire starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Currently, the brush fire stands at 11 acres burned, according to Angeles National Forest (ANF) officials.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department is currently assisting the ANF with the fire. Between the two agencies, 250 firefighters, six helicopters and three tanker planes have been deployed, according to ANF officials.

Partial confinement (4:30 p.m.)

The Sierra Fire had grown to 11 acres and was 25% contained as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Evacuations and road closures remain in place.

Commuters are encouraged to use State Route 14, Sierra Highway or San Francisquito Canyon Road as an alternate route.

Start of evacuations (3:44 p.m.)

Evacuations have begun for Bouquet Canyon areas north of Texas Canyon Road and south of Spunky Canyon Road, according to Deputy Liza Melgar, spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Department.

High temperatures and westerly winds (3:30 p.m.)

The fire had spread to at least 10 acres as of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Temperatures hovered around 93 degrees, with 14% humidity and easterly winds gusting up to 12 mph, according to National Weather Service officials.

As of 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, the fire is at a quarter acre in medium brush.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department responds to help defend the structure, officials say.

Bouquet Canyon Road has been requested to be closed, between Spunky Canyon and Vasquez Canyon Roads, according to California Highway Patrol logs.

Bouquet Canyon Road closed between Spunky Canyon Road (A) and Vasquez Canyon Road (B)

Ed. Note: This is breaking news, more information will be added as it becomes available.

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