California’s Bobcat Fre prompts evacuation order in Arcadia

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Firefighters watch the Bear Fire approach in Oroville, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The blaze, part of the lightning-sparked North Complex, expanded at a critical rate of spread as winds buffeted the region. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

ARCADIA, Calif. (NewsNation Now) — Some residents in parts of Arcadia were ordered to evacuate Sunday due to the Bobcat Fire. The fire has spread to more than 30,000 acres.

The city of Arcadia ordered all residents north of Elkins Avenue and east of Santa Anita Avenue to evacuate. They were advised to use Santa Anita Avenue to leave the area.

Evacuation warnings were in effect for Monrovia, Bradbury, Sierra Madre, Altadena, Duarte and Pasadena. An evacuation order was also issued for Camp Williams.

The Bobcat Fire remains at only 6% contained, burning 31,991 acres as of Sunday, authorities report.

A Red Cross evacuation center is set at the Santa Anita Race Track, located at 285 W. Huntington Drive. Residents were advised to enter through Gate 5.

More information about the center was available at 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767).

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