Mt. Wilson Area Burning

Update 5:50 p.m.

According to Nathan Judy, U.S. Forest Service, the fire at Mt. Wilson has been held to 30 acres and is 10% contained. An estimated 170 personnel will be fighting the blaze overnight. Air support is available when needed.

The Mt. Wilson Observatory is closed and all trails that lead to Mt. Wilson are closed and have been evacuated.


According to Maria Holguin, U.S. Forest Service, as of 9:45 a.m., the fire that is burning near Mt. Wilson has scorched 30 acres and is 5% contained with an estimated 200 personnel  battling the flames, including air support that is on-scene. Chandry Flats has been notified but no evacuation notices have been issued.

At this moment, a cause has not been determined.


The U.S. Forest Service is overseeing efforts to fight a brush fire near Mt. Wilson that broke out around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning.

According to LA County Fire Dept. representatives, which is also fighting the fire, about five acres have burned and no structures were threatened as of 9 a.m.