Powerhouse Fire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Powerhouse Fire
Powerhouse fire on the afternoon of June 1, 2010, as seen from Santa Clarita, CA.
LocationNorth Los Angeles County
Date(s)May 30, 2013 - June 10, 2013 (PDT)
Burned area30,274 acres (12,251 ha)[1]
CauseDowned power lines[2]

The Powerhouse Fire was a wildfire in northern Los Angeles County, California, mostly in the Angeles National Forest. It started at approximately 3:30 PM on May 30, 2013. It was 100% contained by June 10, 2013.

The fire burned more than 30,000 acres and destroyed 53 structures, including 24 homes.[3] At the fire's peak it threatened more than 1,000 structures.[4] Two thousand firefighters were deployed to fight the fire. The communities of Lake Hughes, Elizabeth Lake, and Green Valley were evacuated.[5]

The fire never posed a threat to urban areas because the majority of the blaze was located in Angeles National Forest. The Powerhouse Fire did pose a threat to local forests as well as to powerlines, watershed areas, and the habitats of threatened and endangered species.[5][6]

Powerhouse fire on the afternoon of May 30, 2013, as seen from Santa Clarita, CA.


  1. ^ "Large Fires 2013" (PDF). CAL FIRE. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/powerhouse-fire-caused-electrical-power-lines-la-dwp-us-forest-service-264491921.html
  3. ^ Watt, Brian (June 6, 2013). "Powerhouse Fire: 53 structures, 24 homes burned as officials revise estimates upward (map)". KPCC. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Powerhouse Fire". inciweb.org. June 6, 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  5. ^ a b Smith, Perry (June 3, 2013). "Powerhouse Fire Burns 6 Homes, More Than 30,000 Acres". KHTS-AM. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Turtles Die in Southern California Lake Following Drought and Fire". www.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2017-05-25.