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L.A. County Fire Updates on the Creek and Rye Fires

Posted on: 12/07/2017 00:00

Los Angeles County and local fire department personnel are actively engaged in battling the Creek and Rye Fires.  

Approximately 60 deputy personnel and support staff from four Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department bureaus are working to evacuate residents, protect life and property, assist with road closures, and keep the area accessible to firefighters.  Deputies are also embedded in communities protecting evacuated areas. 

There are no known injuries of first responders or residents.

We ask residents in affected areas who were not asked to evacuate, to remain vigilant and prepare for evacuations in the event they become necessary.  Please prepare a go-bag containing:

•        Identification
•        Medication
•        Food and water
•        Important documents, such as birth certificates, marriage     
         certificates, passports, etc.)
•        Any emergency supplies
•        A change of clothes
•        Toiletries
•        Cell phone charger

 
** The following information was provided by Cal Fire for the #CreekFire update: **

#CreekFire:
As of 6:00 PM on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, approximately 12,605 acres were burned with a 5% containment.  Approximately 110,000 residences have been evacuated, 2,500 structures threatened, four have been destroyed, and one has been damaged.
Mandatory evacuations have been issued for the areas North of the 210 Freeway, from Glenoaks Boulevard to Haines Canyon Avenue as well as South of the 210 Freeway, west of Sunland Boulevard and Stonehurst Avenue, and North of La Tuna Canyon Road.  

Areas of the following communities are also under mandatory evacuations:

Kagel Canyon
Lakeview Terrace
Sunland
Sylmar
Pacoima
Lopez Canyon
Shadow Hills
 
Shelter Locations (residents)
SYLMAR RECREATION CENTER - (818) 367-5656 13109 Borden Ave. Los Angeles, CA 91342. Accepting evacuees and pets with owner.

BRANFORD RECREATION CENTER - (818) 893-4923 13306 Branford St. Arleta, CA 91331. Accepting evacuees and pets with owner.

STONEHURST RECREATION CENTER - (818) 767-0314 9901 Dronfield Ave. Sun Valley, CA 91352. Accepting evacuees and pets with owner.

VAN NUYS SHERMAN OAKS RECREATION CENTER - (818) 783-5121 14201 Huston St. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. Accepting evacuees and pets with owner.

BALBOA RECREATION CENTER - (818) 756-9642 17015 Burbank Blvd. Encino, CA 91316. Accepting evacuees and pets with owner.

DELANO RECREATION CENTER 15100 Erwin St. Van Nuys, CA 91411. Accepting evacuees and pets with owner.
 
Animal Shelter Locations
ANTELOPE VALLEY FAIRGROUNDS - (661) 948-6060 2551 W. Avenue H Lancaster, CA 93536. Animal shelter only: Accepting large animals, including horses.

WEST VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER - (888) 452-7381 20655 Plummer St. Los Angeles, CA 91311. Small animal shelter only.

EAST VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER - (888) 452-7381 14409 Vanowen St. Los Angeles, CA 91405. Small animal shelter only.

HANSEN DAM EQUESTRIAN CENTER -11798 Foothill Blvd. Sylmar, CA 91342.
 
ROAD CLOSURES
**All Westbound 210 Freeway exits from the:
118 Freeway to the Interstate 5 Freeway are CLOSED
From Lowell Avenue to the 118 Freeway are CLOSED

210 Freeway eastbound exits closed:
Osborne Avenue
Wheatland Avenue
Sunland Boulevard
La Tuna Canyon Road



** The following information was provided by Cal Fire for the #RyeFire update: **

#RyeFire:
As of 7:00 PM on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, approximately 7,000 acres were burned with a 10% containment.  One structure was destroyed and 5,460 structures were threatened.

The College of the Canyons evacuation site is deactivated.

There are no reports of road closures at this time.

Per Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel, residents of the Valencia Travel Village, located at 27946 Henry Mayo Drive, Castaic, have begun to return to their homes.  This will be residents with identification.  Deputies will be checking identification to see if people traveling through the area reside in the above listed areas.

Please remain vigilant.  Hot, dry and windy conditions are expected for several days.  If you see smoke, please dial 9-1-1.

For up to date information and notifications, please follow the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on twitter:  @LASDHQ

To receive news and updates from Los Angeles County, please visit Alert LA County, Telephone emergency mass notification system at: http://www.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/alertla

Text & Email, Register for LASD Nixle messages: To receive more detailed, up-to-date information via E-MAIL and/or TEXT directly from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), sign up for "Nixle" alerts at http://www.Nixle.com and register for "LASD – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept Information Bureau (SIB)" AND your local LASD station area. Or, to receive URGENT TEXT ALERTS ONLY, text your zip code to 888777. Standard text messaging rates may apply depending on your calling plan.

 


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