by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/21/20, 03:47 am
The Bobcat fire, which began Sept. 6 in northeast Los Angeles, scorched more homes and structures in the mountainous area on Sunday. The fire destroyed the nature center at the Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area, while a Benedictine monastery in the desert community of Valyermo escaped major damage. The blaze has already burned through 156 square miles and many surrounding communities remain on evacuation alert. Bobcat is only 15 percent contained and authorities estimate it likely will burn through October due to high winds and low humidity.