UPDATED 10:30 AM PT – Sunday, September 20, 2020
Several homes have been destroyed by the Bobcat Fire as it spreads in California.
According to authorities, the fire near Los Angeles County has burned over 90,000 acres of land and was 15% contained on Sunday.
— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) September 20, 2020
Erratic winds pushed the flames into the Juniper Hills community, burning several semi-rural properties there. Evacuation orders were issued in the foothills north of the blaze on Saturday afternoon.
“It’s really, really sad out here, honestly,” said Littlerock resident Genovio Ascencio. “I feel sorry for all the people going through this right now.”
Brief critical fire weather conditions expected today and Monday across the #BobcatFire due to gusty onshore winds and low humidities. This will likely bring additional fire growth and extreme fire behavior at times. Photo by Greg Doyle. #LAWeather #cawx pic.twitter.com/gWg0RFl2l6
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) September 20, 2020
Officials have predicted the fire may not be fully contained until October 30th.