Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

This map shows mandatory evacuation zone, evacuation centers for Creek Fire

This map shows mandatory evacuation zone, evacuation centers for Creek Fire

The fire started near a creek and is threatening homes along the 210 freeway.

Three firefighters were injured Tuesday, and were hospitalized in stable condition. The other 10 homes were within Los Angeles city limits, according to Stewart. Although numerous homes were charred on Tuesday, firefighters were still dousing hot spots that flared up on Thursday morning.

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. "And they were like, 'Get out, get out, get out, '" Patricia Padilla told the newspaper. A full list of closed schools was available at www.lausd.net.

The fire, dubbed the Creek Fire, has scorched 2,500 acres since it erupted just north of the 210 Freeway, the Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted about 7 a.m.

LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas warned that the battle was likely to continue until at least Friday. The Los Angeles Police Department was on a citywide tactical alert, which allows commanders maximum flexibility in deploying resources.


According to Curbed LA, the fire prompted mandatory evacuations throughout the area.

Parts of Foothill Boulevard and Osborne Street. Approximately 120,000 people were impacted by evacuation orders due to the blaze, which ignited Tuesday in Kagel Canyon near Sylmar and Lake View Terrace.

A dozen evacuation centers were opened throughout the San Fernando Valley, and all were accepting evacuees, including those with pets. The fire also forced a mass evacuation of large animals, primarily horses but also others such as alpacas.

A large animal evacuation center has been set up at Pierce College at 6201 Winnetka Avenue, while another has been set up at Hansen Dam, according to fire officials and Garcetti.

Numerous animals were being housed at Pierce College and the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, which were at capacity Wednesday afternoon and not accepting additional animals.

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