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Creek Fire Burns 2500 Acres in Sylmar Area; Evacuation Orders in Place

08 December 2017, 02:09 | Devin Moran

A firefighting helicopter is seen above the Creek Fire on Dec. 5 2017

A firefighting helicopter is seen above the Creek Fire on Dec. 5 2017

The fire, which has scorched 12,605 acres, broke out at 3:42 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Gold Creek and Little Tujunga roads in the Kagel Canyon area. The fire has come within a quarter-mile from Ventura City Hall.

Although they expect violent wind gusts, crews battling the Creek Fire in the hills above Sylmar will try to gain momentum Thursday against a wind-driven blaze that has destroyed or damaged 30 homes and threatened thousands of others.

By 4 a.m. Tuesday, Virginia Padilla's ranch was in the direct path of the fast-moving Creek Fire in Southern California.

Padilla's family owns more than 60 horses and said they will count how many of their equines survived the fire as soon as they are given the opportunity to do so.

The number of areas evacuated because of the Creek Fire has expanded throughout the morning, and a new map (below) shared by the Los Angeles Fire Department shows just how many neighborhoods are affected. Although numerous homes were charred on Tuesday, firefighters were still dousing hot spots that flared up on Thursday morning.




LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas warned that the battle was likely to continue until at least Friday. Evacuations were initially ordered in the area north of the Foothill Freeway from Glenoaks Boulevard on the west to the border with La Crescenta on the east.

The mandatory evacuations included a mobile home park in Lopez Canyon; Arroyo Street north of the Foothill (210) Freeway; a mobile home park on Maclay Street; and the Pacoima Wash west of Sayre Street.

A dozen evacuation centers were opened throughout the San Fernando Valley, and all were accepting evacuees, including those with pets. The Pomona Fairplex and the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster also opened stables for evacuated animals.

Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar was closed today. The agency says everyone in these areas should avoid vigorous outdoor or indoor exercise, and people with respiratory or heart disease, pregnant women, seniors, and children were urged to remain indoors.



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