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  • Incident Name: Creek, Los Angeles County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: ANF
  • Size (acres): 15,619
  • Percent Contained: 98%
  • Estimate of Containment: December 23, 2017
  • Personnel: 89
  • Structures Destroyed: 123

Creek, Los Angeles County Fire Department. Four miles east of Sylmar, CA. Chaparral, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

December 16, 2017 at 12:02 PM

Crews continue to patrol, reinforce containment lines, mop-up and finish suppression repair work.

December 15, 2017 at 8:24 AM

Significant amounts of unburned brush and tall grass are still present within the fire perimeter. Heavy, decadent brush in excess of 30 feet located in various drainages inside the perimeter.

December 14, 2017 at 7:21 AM

The Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department went out of Unified Command transitioning management responsibilities of the fire back to the Angeles National Forest.

Crews will continue to patrol, mop-up, reinforce containment lines and finish suppression repair work.

RED FLAG Warning extended until 10 am PST Friday.

Low humidity levels and Santa Ana winds will continue across the fire area through Friday morning.

December 13, 2017 at 7:51 AM

Crews continue to reinforce and containment line while patrolling and extinguish hotspots, mopping-up and suppression repair. Unburned and decadent fuels within the perimeter may lead to additional fire activity which could threaten control lines.

RED FLAG Warning extended until 8 pm PST Wednesday. Santa Ana winds will continue across the fire area through Wednesday evening.

December 12, 2017 at 9:21 AM

All evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted.

December 11, 2017 at 6:50 AM

The Damage Assessment Teams have concluded their assessment, evaluation and recorded damage and destroyed structures. 60 residential and 63 outbuildings destroyed, 55 residential and 26 outbuildings damaged (

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 5 will be transitioning management responsibilities of the fire back to The Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles County Fire and Los Angeles Fire this morning Monday, 12/11/17 at 7:00 AM.

December 9, 2017 at 9:39 AM

Crews will continue to patrol and improve fire line. Please use caution when driving in and around the area.

Santa Ana winds will continue through the weekend.

December 8, 2017 at 7:25 PM

Emergency and utility crews continue to work in areas affected by the fire. Please use caution when driving in and around the area. Winds are expected to drop below critical level tonight.

The Angeles National Forest has elevated its fire danger level to EXTREME. Fire restrictions are now in effect throughout the Forest to include: NO CAMPFIRES, NO OPEN FLAME, NO BBQ’s or GRILLING. Further restrictions could include restricted use of recreation areas.

56 residential and 49 outbuildings destroyed, 45 residential and 25 outbuildings damaged (Numbers are subject to change as assessment is still ongoing.)

December 8, 2017 at 8:05 AM

The fire will continue to impact multiple communities in the immediate area including; Santa Clarita, Glendale, Olive View, Lakeview Terrace, Sunland, Shadow Hills, Sylmar, Pacoima, Lopez Canyon, and Kagel Canyon.

Single digit daytime humidity persists, with very little overnight recovery.

Damage Assessment teams continue to survey the damaged structures.

Active fire behavior with single tree torching.

December 7, 2017 at 6:52 PM

At 8:00 p.m this evening all Evacuations Orders and warning have been lifted except for the Limekiln Canyon which remains closed. The Shadow Hills area north of Sunland Boulevard, Ebey Canyon and Doane Canyon are open to residents only.

Traffic Control Points:

County-Residents only Lopez Canyon at Paxton Street Kagel Canyon at E. West Trail Osborne at Little Tujunga 12400 Filmore at West Terrace 11471 Cassara Ave Gaston Dr. at Kagel Canyon County – Hard Closure Little Tujunga from mile marker 19.5 to Sand Canyon at Placerita Canyon City – Residents only Oro Vista Ave. at Big Tujunga, greater Riverwood community Joanna at La Canada Mc Broom at Wheatland

City-Closure
Gavina Ave at Tibbetts St
Harding St at Maclay St

Safety Message

If there are electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact your local electric company immediately.
Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly if still smoking, should be considered hazardous.
Public can go visit LADWP.com to check power outages and visit twitter.com/LADWP or FACEBOOK.com/LADWP
Please drive slowly as emergency personnel are in the area.
Subject to Change Based on Operational Conditions

December 7, 2017 at 5:14 PM

All Creek Fire evacuation areas have been lifted with the exception of the following three areas: Limekiln Canyon is closed from Pacoima Canyon Road to Maclay Street. Riverwood Community – Ebey Canyon and Doane Canyon is open to RESIDENTS only. The Shadow Hills area North of Sunland Blvd is open to RESIDENTS only

December 7, 2017 at 7:50 AM

Threat to Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communication System on Mount Lukens, major transportation routes, various SCE transmission lines, water treatment plants, Olive View Hospital, 13 various schools, 2 convalescent hospitals, DWP-DS72 switching station, DWP-WPN Pumping Station for the Green Verdugo aqueduct.

Mandatory evacuations issued North of the 210 from Glenoaks Blvd to Haynes Canyon, South of 210, West of Sunland/Stonehurst, and North of La Tuna Canyon Rd.

Mandatory evacuations for the communities of Kagel Canyon, Lakeview Terrace, Sunland, Sylmar, Pacoima, Lopez Canyon, and Shadow Hills.

Evacuation centers remain in place.

Unified Command LA County, LA City and Angeles National Forest Service

December 6, 2017 at 8:22 PM

3 LAFD firefighters have been injured and transported to the hospital. All are in stable condition with one anticipated to be released tonight and one tomorrow.

STRUCTURES DESTROYED:

Approximately 30 structures destroyed but NO lives lost (20 in Kagel Canyon area and 10 in the City of Los Angeles). A more accurate count will be performed incident permitting. Resources are fully engaged saving lives and defending property.

EMERGENCY SHELTERS: Set up to accommodate sleeping overnight:
Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave., Sylmar)
Branford Recreation Center (13306 Branford Street, Pacoima)
Ritchie Valens Recreation Center (10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Pacoima)
Sun Valley Recreation Center (8133 Vineland Ave, Sun Valley)
Sepulveda Recreation Center (8825 Kester Ave, Panorama City)
Granada Hills Recreation Center (16730 Chatsworth St, Granada Hills)
Stonehurst Recreation Center (9901 Dronefield Ave, Sun Valley)
Valley Plaza Recreation Center (12240 Archwood St, North Hollywood)
North Hollywood Recreation Center (11430 Chandler Blvd, North Hollywood)
Chatsworth South Recreation Center (22360 Devonshire St, Chatsworth)
Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Recreation Center (14201 Huston Street, Sherman Oaks)
Mason Recreation Center (10500 Mason Ave, Chatsworth)
Balboa Recreation Center (17015 Burbank Blvd, Encino)
Lanark Recreation Center (21816 Lanark St, Canoga Park)
Chevy Chase Recreation Center (4165 Chevy Chase Dr, Atwater Village)
Yosemite Recreation Center (1840 Yosemite Dr, Eagle Rock)

EVACUATION SITES: no sleeping arrangements but remains open overnight
Woodland Hills Recreation Center (5858 Shoup Ave, Woodland Hills)
Delano Recreation Center (15100 Erwin St, Van Nuys)
Victory Vineland Recreation Center (11117 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood)
Glassell Recreation Center (3650 Verdugo Road, Glassell Park)

FOR SMALL ANIMALS:  West Valley Animal Shelter (20655 Plummer St., Chatsworth) and East Valley Animal Shelter (14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys)
FOR LARGE ANIMALS:  Fairplex (1011 W McKinley Ave, Pomona) , Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (2551 W Avenue H, Lancaster)

ROAD & FREEWAY CLOSURES:
Road closures:  Please follow the Los Angeles Police Department’s Twitter account (@LAPDHQ) for road closures.

December 6, 2017 at 10:53 AM

LA County Fire Department: The Creek Fire information phone line has been established. For information regarding the Creek Fire please contact the information line 626-574-5205

December 6, 2017 at 8:41 AM

Mandatory evacuations issued North of the 210 from Glenoaks Blvd to Haynes Canyon, South of 210, West of Sunland/Stonehurst, and North of La Tuna Canyon Rd.

Mandatory evacuations for the communities of Kagel Canyon, Lakeview Terrace, Sunland, Sylmar, Pacoima, Lopez Canyon, and Shadow Hills.

Evacuation centers are in place.

Hwy 210 reported to reopen this morning.

December 5, 2017 at 8:05 PM

  • Extreme rate of spread
  • CAL FIRE IMT-5 (Bravo) will assume command 12/06 at 0700
  • Threat to communication facility on Mount Lukens, major transportation routes, SCE transmission lines, water treatment plants, Olive View Hospital, 13 schools, 2 convalescent hospitals, multiple watersheds and equestrian centers, and cultural/heritage, wildlife and environmentally sensitive areas.
  • Mandatory evacuations issued North of the 210 from Glenoaks Blvd to Haynes Canyon
  • Evacuation centers are in place.
  • Continued closure of Hwy 210
  • Unified Command LA County, LA City and Angeles National Forest Service

December 5, 2017 at 3:20 PM

EVACUATION CENTER UPDATE: Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Av) and Branford Recreation Center (13306 Branford St) welcoming residents.

Sunland Senior Center is CLOSED and not accepting residents.

Small animal evacuation centers open at West Valley Animal Shelter (20655 Plummer St) and East Valley Animal Shelter (14409 Vanowen St). Large animal shelter at Pierce College (6201 Winnetka Av) remains open and accepting animals. LA Equestrian Center is CLOSED at max capacity.

December 5, 2017 at 11:20 AM

All previously voluntary evacuations are now MANDATORY within the zone – North of the 210 Freeway from (eastern border) La Crescenta to (western border) Glenoaks Blvd off ramp / Sombrero Canyon. The LA Equestrian center is FULL to capacity and can’t not receive any additional animals. Pierce College remains OPEN for large animals.

If you are in the evacuation zone, please do NOT delay. Take critical items and safely depart the area. If you live in an area bordering the current evacuation zone, please ensure you are getting READY SET GO. This erratic fire will carry embers and create spot fires which we can not predict. Have your vehicle packed, animals secured and car facing out the driveway ready to depart.

Follow www.lafd.org/alerts for the latest information. Both Sylmar Rec Center (13109 Borden Av) and Sunland Senior Center (8640 Fenwick St) remain open and can accept companion animals WITH owner. Small animal evacuation centers West Valley Animal Shelter (20655 Plummer Street, 91311) and East Valley Animal Shelter (14409 Vanowen St, 91405) remain open to receiving. ; FS 24; Batt 12; Valley Bureau; Council District 7; Margaret Stewart

December 5, 2017 at 11:12 AM

CAL FIRE IMT-5 (Bravo) has been mobilized.

December 5, 2017 at 11:02 AM

December 5, 2017 at 10:15 AM

LA County Sheriff update:

EVACUATIONS:

Kagel Canyon lower area from the cemetary, 200 homes have been evacuated. Upper are from the cemetary, 10 to 15 homes have been damaged or have been burned and 60 homes have been evacuated.

The Blue Star Mobile Home Park located at 12401 Filmore Street, Sylmar about 200 homes have been evacuated.

West Terrance Area, 30 homes have been evacuated.

At this time no deaths or injuries have been reported.

December 5, 2017 at 10:05 AM

UPDATED: MANDATORY EVACUATIONS. ALL North of 210 Freeway. Eastern Border Angeles National Golf Club & Riverwood Community. Western Border Mobile home community at Foothill & Glenoaks

December 5, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel reports  the “Creek Fire” is now at 4,000 acres with zero percent containment near Sylmar and Lake View Terrace, Angeles National Forest. There are 400 Firefighters and 50 Fire engines are on-scene.  Approximately 2,500 homes and several schools in the surrounding area have been evacuated.  The 210 (Foothill) Freeway remains open in both directions for evacuees and for emergency vehicle personnel.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Community College Bureau personnel reports Mission College located at 13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar, East Campus has been evacuated.  The fire has reached the campus and no structures threatened.  There were no injuries reported.  Los Angeles Fire Department personnel are on-scene.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s, County Services Bureau personnel reports the “Olive View- UCLA Medical Center” located at 14445 Olive View Drive, Sylmar has been ordered to remain in place.” There are 217 patients and 176 in-patients and 41 patients in the Emergency Room.  Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is on scene.

Los Angeles County residents and businesses, including persons with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, may call 211 LA County for emergency preparedness information, and other referral services. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 211 LA County services can also be accessed at http://211la.org. To register for the Specific Needs Awareness Planning program please go to https://snap.lacounty.gov. For additional disaster/emergency preparedness information, please access http://lacoa.org and/or http://espfocus.org

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Crescenta Valley Station at (818) 248-3464. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Large animal evacuation center is Pierce College 6201 Winnetka Ave, 91371 Small animal evacuation centers at West Valley Animal Shelter 20655 Plummer Street 91311 East Valley Animal Shelter 14409 Vanowen St