The Williams fire, which broke out September 2, was reported fully contained Wednesday morning according to Angeles National Forest officials. The fire scorched about 4,200 acres and forced 12,000 visitors to evacuate Labor Day weekend. San Gabriel Canyon remains closed to public but open to residents. Investigation to why the fire broke out remains open.
The fire in the Angles National Forest is still blazing. 15% is said to be contained and 4,000 acres have been burned. No structures are threatened or harmed. No one has been seriously injured. Almost 800 Firefighters and 6 helicopters have been working on this fire. One report said it can take up September 13 to contained the fire entirely. Most of the brush in this area is dense and it has not burned for 15 years.
Since Sunday afternoon, a brush fire has continued to burn areas in the Angeles National Forest forcing officials to shut down San Gabriel Canyon- a popular spot (our favorite spot) for campers and hikers- especially holidays like today! About 50 residents and 1,200 campers were evacuated from 3 different campgrounds. The fire, known as Williams Fire, is about 5% contained and burned about 3,600 acres so far. The Angeles National Forest sits right behind Azusa in Southern California. I will keep you posted and please pray everyone is ok! This area is very dear to my heart as I have family that lives close as well.