Photos: Bobcat fire rages in the Angeles National Forest

The Bobcat fire
Blue Ridge Hot Shots crew members from Arizona join forces with California firefighters on a backfire operation north of Mt. Wilson on Angeles Crest Highway as the Bobcat Fire continues to burn.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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At least 29 structures have been destroyed by the Bobcat fire burning in northeastern Los Angeles County, and the number could rise as high as 85, officials said.

The U.S. Forest Service, one of the agencies managing the blaze, said Tuesday the voracious fire has expanded to more than 112,000 acres and is 38% contained.

“It’s a very dynamic incident,” Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said in a virtual community meeting Monday evening. “This is Day 16 of the Bobcat incident. I am humbled for the people who have lost homes or property.”

Blue Ridge Hot Shots crew members from Arizona join forces with California firefighters on a backfire operation
Blue Ridge Hot Shots crew members from Arizona join forces with California firefighters on a backfire operation North of Mt. Wilson on Angeles Crest Highway as the Bobcat fire continues to burn.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

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Blue Ridge Hot Shots crew members from Arizona join forces with California firefighters on a backfire operation
Blue Ridge Hot Shots crew members from Arizona join forces with California firefighters on a backfire operation North of Mt. Wilson on Angeles Crest Highway.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
Firefighters continue to battle the Bobcat Fire North of Mt. Wilson along Angeles Crest Highway.
Firefighters continue to battle the Bobcat Fire North of Mt. Wilson along Angeles Crest Highway.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
The Bobcat fire
A large plume from the Bobcat fire burning in the Angeles National Forest is seen from the Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles.
(Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)

Horses are spooked by the approaching Bobcat fire on 106th Street in Juniper Hills on Friday.
Horses are spooked by the approaching Bobcat fire on 106th Street in Juniper Hills on Friday.
(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)
A resident flees as the Bobcat fire approaches Cima Mesa Road in Juniper Hills.
(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)
The Bobcat fire  burns in  the Angeles National Forest  north of Azusa on  Thursday, Sept. 17.
(Kyle Grillot / AFP via Getty Images)

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A Joshua tree burns as the Bobcat fire rages in Juniper Hills on Friday.
A Joshua tree burns as the Bobcat fire rages in Juniper Hills Friday, Sept. 18.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Iris, 4, and Castle Snider, 8, look on as flames from a controlled burn engulf the hillsides behind their backyard.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
The L.A. County Fire Camp 9 hand crew rests on Big Pines Highway
The L.A. County Fire Camp 9 hand crew rests on Big Pines Highway after working the north flank of the Bobcat fire near Mile High.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
A smoky sunset as seen from Largo Vista Road in Crystalaire.
A smoky sunset as seen from Largo Vista Road in Crystalaire.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Roland Pagan surveys the remains of his home on Juniper Hills Drive in Littlerock.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
A view of the fire from Big Pines Highway.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
A Super Scooper dives behind a house to make a water drop in Juniper Hills.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Bear Divide hot shots  wrap an  information center in a blanket to protect it from the Bobcat fire
Bear Divide hot shots wrap a U.S. Forestry Department information center in a blanket to protect it from the Bobcat fire.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

A statue sits on a house that burned  in Juniper Hills on Saturday, Sept. 19.
A statue sits on a house that burned in Juniper Hills on Saturday, Sept. 19.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

A burned statue of a baby angel in Juniper Hills on Saturday, Sept. 19.
A burned statue of a baby angel in Juniper Hills on Saturday, Sept. 19.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

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Cruthers Creek resident Mike Gregoryan stands before a hillside with flames in the distance.
Mike Gregoryan is frustrated as he is asked to leave his home on Cruthers Creek as the Bobcat fire nears structures in Juniper Hills.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
The Bobcat fire reaches Juniper Hills Road & Longview Road.
The Bobcat fire reaches Juniper Hills Road and Longview Road.
(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)
L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy Kit Gruppie, left, holds the dog Rock, whose owner holds an injured hand.
Near Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area, L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Kit Gruppie holds Rock, who was spooked by the fire and bit owner Bob Patterson.
(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)
JUNIPER HILL
Joshua Trees and vegetation are colored with flame retardant used to save nearby homes as the Bobcat fire continues to burn in the Angeles National Forest in the Juniper Hills Sunday.
(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)
Firefighters stand lookout as the Bobcat fire burns in a canyon near Mt. Wilson Observatory.
(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

A firefighter monitors a controlled burn as flames from the Bobcat fire approach homes in Monrovia.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
Deer look on as firefighters watch the progress of the Bobcat Fire as it burns close to homes in Monrovia.
Deer look on as firefighters watch the progress of the Bobcat fire near homes in Monrovia.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
Firefighters look on from Sawpit Canyon as the Bobcat fire burns in the Angeles National Forest.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
LaVerne Engine 761 arrives to battle the Bobcat fire burning near homes in Monrovia.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
Mormon Lake, Ariz., hotshot team member Jessy Twin looks over charred hillsides.
Mormon Lake, Ariz., hotshot team member Jessy Twin looks over charred hillsides after clearing brush near Chantry Flat Road near Santa Anita Dam.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

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A firefighting helicopter refills in a reservoir as crews battle the Bobcat fire in the  Angeles National Forest.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
A line of fire engines head to the flaming Santa Anita Canyon as the Bobcat fire burns near Arcadia.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
The Bobcat fire rages above Rincon Fire Station on Highway 39 in the San Gabriel Mountains.
(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

Claudia Alcaino walks her dogs along Highland Oaks Drive in Arcadia as crews continue to battle the Bobcat fire.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
The Bobcat fire smolders in the mountains above Monrovia.
The Bobcat Fire smolders in the mountains above Monrovia.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Time)
Bureau of Land Management firefighters plan an attack on the Bobcat fire.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
The Bobcat fire in the San Gabriel Mountains north of Monrovia.
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A street camera is installed on a light post along North Azuza Avenue as smoke from the Bobcat fire fills the sky.
A street camera is installed on a light post along North Azusa Avenue as smoke from the Bobcat fire fills the sky.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Ash falls on a parked car as the Bobcat fire burns in the distance.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)