Wildfire Map Spotlight: Post Fire, California

What is the name and location of the wildfire?

As of Monday, June 17, the Post Fire is burning in northern Los Angeles County, California, around the Gorman area near the Interstate 5 (I-5) corridor. The 15,000-acre fire is active near Pyramid Lake and Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area.

Which cities or areas are affected by the wildfire?

The areas directly impacted by the Post Fire include:

  • Gorman
  • Lebec
  • Pyramid Lake
  • Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area

Some areas between Pyramid Lake and Gorman along I-5 and regions south of Pyramid Lake between Old Ridge Route and the Los Angeles County line are also being impacted.

Air quality is being affected in several communities, including:

The fire is about 40 miles northwest of Santa Clarita and 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

There are smaller fires near Hesperia and Beaumont in San Bernadino County that could be contributing to poor air quality in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and Southern California.

What is the current containment status of the wildfire?

The Post Fire has burned approximately 14,625 acres, fueled by strong wind gusts on Sunday. It is 8% contained as of Monday morning (2).

There are over 1,000 firefighters working to contain the fire.

Are there any evacuation orders or alerts in place?

There were mandatory evacuations for 1,200 people from Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area and for areas west of I-5 between Pyramid Lake and Gorman. There are additional evacuation warnings for areas south of Pyramid Lake between Old Ridge Route and the Los Angeles County line (3).

Pyramid Lake is closed due to the fire threat.

Authorities have advised residents to prepare for potential mandatory evacuation orders, emphasizing the need for packed bags, a full tank of gas, and ready cell phones.

These measures are crucial for ensuring the safety of residents and visitors in the affected areas.

How can I protect myself from wildfire smoke?

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