By CBSLA Staff

ARCADIA (CBSLA) – A bear likely looking to escape the smoke and flames from the nearby Bobcat Fire took some time to cool off in a backyard pool in Sierra Madre this week.

A bear takes a swim in a backyard pool in Sierra Madre, Calif. September 2020. (CBSLA)

The video provided to CBSLA shows a bear taking a dip in a pool in Brookside Lane. The resident told CBSLA the neighborhood has seen several deer, coyote and bears recently, all trying to escape the Bobcat Fire.

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This is the second time that CBSLA has obtained footage of bears making their way into the San Gabriel foothills since the Bobcat Fire broke out on Sept. 6.

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On Sept. 9, a mama bear and her two cubs were spotted in a backyard in Altadena, just on the edge of the Angeles National Forest.

Also last week, in the Whisper Ranch neighborhood of Yucaipa, a man discovered a bear strolling through his front driveway during the height of the El Dorado Fire there.

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According to the latest numbers Wednesday, the Bobcat Fire has burned 46,263 acres in the Angeles National Forest and was only 3% contained. The foothill communities of Monrovia, Bradbury, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Altadena, Duarte and Pasadena all remain under evacuation warnings.