Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Ranch 2, San Gabriel Canyon
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: ANF
  • Size (acres): 1,800
  • Percent Contained: 5%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 28, 2020
  • Personnel: 143
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Ranch2, Angeles NF, USFS. IMT 2 (CA Team 11). Two miles north of Azusa, CA. Brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and uphill runs. Numerous residences threatened. Area, road and trail closures in effect.

August 15, 2020 at 10:49 AM

Last night there was minimal activity on the Ranch 2 Fire. Crews improved fire containment line along the south edge of the fire perimeter near the Mountain Cove community and patrolled along the northern end.

Fire crews will be working all around the fire perimeter today building line and scouting for topographic features of the mountains to use in extending containment lines. The focus and effort will be on the northern perimeter of the Ranch 2 Fire to prevent further spread into the Angeles National Forest.

Weather conditions today through Wednesday will be challenging for firefighters with temperatures of 105-107 degrees and relative humidity between 17 and 22%. Thunderstorms are possible over the Ranch 2 Fire area today; unstable winds could complicate firefighting efforts.

As of this morning, CIIMT 11, a Type 2 Incident Management Team, is managing the Ranch 2 Fire for the Angeles National Forest.

August 14, 2020 at 10:22 PM

The Ranch2 fire continued to burn actively throughout the night. Fire fighters are prioritizing to secure the perimeter along Mount Cove community and Highway 39. Power poles along Highway 39 were impacted, which has prompted Edison to shut off power, impacting 300 residents. Heavy smoke has made it difficult to determine the northern and western progression of the fire and visibility from Rincon/Redbox and Van Tassel is about 1/4 – 1/2 mile. The steep terrain coupled with the heavy smoke is making access difficult for personnel. There are currently limited resources assigned, however orders have been placed. Fire activity is expected to increase with today’s forecast.

Evacuation orders for the Mountain Cove community have been lifted.

August 13, 2020 at 8:03 PM

Extreme rate of spread with uphill runs, long-range spotting
Structures threatened
Evacuations in progress for San Gabriel Canyon
High Temps and low relative humidity will result in extreme fire behavior
Fire is spreading into steep and inaccessible terrain
2 MAFFS assigned
Unified command with USFS and Los Angeles County

Angeles National Forest and Los Angeles County fire crews are responding to a 3,000 acre fire with 0% containment. The Ranch2 Fire is located at San Gabriel Canyon Rd and North Ranch Rd. Structures are threatened.

Mountain Cove community is under evacuation. 

Evacuation Shelter
Azusa Pacific University
701 E. Foothill Blvd 
Azusa, CA 91702
Road Closures
Northbound Highway 39 is closed at Sierra Madre Ave. and Southbound Highway 39 is closed at East Fork Rd.