By Mary Wilson
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Bobcat Fire started September 6, 2020 and by November 2nd it was 100% contained. It burned 115,796 acres and by September 17th the fire rapidly expanded to include the Antelope Valley in the Juniper Hills area. The Nature Center at the Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area was burned and it was reported that the fire burned 90% of the area. Animals from the sanctuary, including snakes, tortoises, the barn owl and screech owl were evacuated and the staff relocated for everyone’s safety. The Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area is closed until further notice.
The sign at the entrance is gone and the road is now closed.