Tick, LA County

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  • Incident Name: Tick, LA County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: LAFD
  • Size (acres): 4,615
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: November 7, 2019
  • Personnel: 925
  • Structures Destroyed: 19

Tick, Los Angeles County Fire Department. Ten miles northeast of Santa Clarita, CA. Chaparral and tall grass. .Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, area, road and trail closures in effect.

October 29, 2019 at 6:17 AM

4,615 acres (+0 acres), grass, 82% contained (+4% containment)
Minimal fire behavior with smoldering
Federal resources no longer assigned
Final report unless significant changes occur

October 27, 2019 at 11:20 AM

Minimal fire behavior with smoldering
Evacuation orders remain in place for communities along Tick Canyon Road
Continued road closure of Tick Canyon Road
Fire weather watch in effect in the area
Federal air and ground resources assigned

October 26, 2019 at 7:44 AM

Minimal fire behavior with smoldering
Evacuation orders remain in place for communities Baker Canyon and Tick Canyon
Road closures in the area
Weather watch in effect in the area
Federal air and ground resources assigned

October 25, 2019 at 5:06 PM

Evacuations have been lifted for several neighborhoods. Residents in Sand Canyon south of Fires Station 132 and those who live north of Soledad Canyon between Whites and Sierra Highway can now return home.

The California Highway Patrol has just reopened the northbound lanes of the 14 Freeway. Sand Canyon and Soledad off ramps are still closed. The 14 Freeway southbound remains closed.

October 25, 2019 at 6:42 AM

Los Angeles Unified has closed schools in the San Fernando Valley today due to air quality and safety concerns caused by fires in the region. In addition, Community, Roscomare, Topanga, Valley View, Wonderland, and Elementary Community Day School (Devonshire) are closed.

Transportation to and from these schools has been cancelled for the day, and all athletic activities have been cancelled or postponed. Absences will not be counted against a student’s record.

Los Angeles Unified has also confirmed that the following independent charter schools are closed today:

Bert Corona Middle and High Schools
Birmingham Community Charter High School
CHAMPS High School
Chime Institute’s Schwarzenegger Community School
Discovery Prep
Fenton Avenue Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Fenton STEM Academy and Fenton Charter
Leadership Academy
Granada Hills, High Tech High and Middle Schools
Ingenium Elementary and Middle Schools
ISANA Cardinal and Palmati
Ivy Academia
James Jordan Middle School
LaShon Academy
Magnolia Science Academy – 1, 2, 5, and 7
Montague Charter Academy
New Horizons Charter School
North Valley Military Institute
Our Community School
Pacoima Charter School
PUC Valley Schools
Vaughn Charter
Village Charter
YPI Valley Public Charter High School

October 24, 2019 at 9:02 PM

Firefighters are faced with strong Santa Ana winds tonight and into Friday. 10,000 structures are threatened. 40,000 residents are under evacuation orders.

Mandatory Evacuation Zones
North of 14 Freeway:
South of Vasquez Canyon
East of Whites and Plum Canyon
West of Agua Dulce
South of 14 Freeway:
North of Placerita Canyon
West of Sand Canyon
All communities around the Robinson Ranch Golf Course

Evacuation Centers
College of the Canyons gymnasium
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita

Castaic Animal Care Center is OPEN for both large and small animals.

  • Rapid rate of spread
  • Structures remain threatened
  • Powerlines remain threatened
  • Mandatory evacuations underway
  • VLAT assigned
  • No Divert on Air Tankers
  • FMAG application initiated
  • Federal air and ground resources assigned

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that the state has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of resources to fight the Tick Fire burning in Los Angeles County. The grant also enables local, state and tribal agencies to recover eligible costs.

“This assistance provides vital support for our response to the fast-moving Tick Fire, which has already threatened hundreds of homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of residents,” said Governor Newsom. “I urge all impacted residents to stay safe and up to date on evacuation information.”

The Fire Management Assistance Grant will assist local, state and tribal agencies responding to the fire to apply for 75-percent reimbursement of their eligible fire suppression costs.