Mass evacuations as fire burns more than 4,000 acres in Sylmar area

Evacuation centers have been set up at the Sylmar Recreation Center, 13109 Borden Ave., and Sunland Senior Center, 8640 Fenwick St.

Los Angeles County firefighters were battling a 4,000-acre brush fire Tuesday morning near Sylmar, fueled by powerful Santa Ana winds.

The Creek fire broke out off Little Tujunga Canyon Road around 4 a.m. and was threatening homes north of the 210 Freeway.

The blaze comes as firefighters are dealing with a fast-moving, wind-fueled wildfire that swept into the city of Ventura, burning 31,000 acres, destroying homes and forcing 27,000 people to evacuate. About 150 structures — including at least one large apartment complex — were consumed by flames, and many more were threatened as the fire crept about a quarter-mile from Ventura City Hall.

Schools in the area have also been affected and students have been evacuated and red flag warnings are in effect throughout Southern California.

Mandatory Evacuations have been added between Sayre St, Telfair Ave. and 210 Fwy in addition to the previously notified areas.

If you have an emergency please call 911. Do not call the number listed below.

Evacuation Locations:

Hansen Dam Aquatic Center **CLOSED**

For People:

Sylmar Recreation Center – 13109 Borden Ave. Sylmar, CA 91342

For people and small animals:

Sunland Senior Center – 8651 Foothill Blvd. Sunland, CA 91040

For large animals:

Pierce College – 6201 Winnetka Ave. Woodland Hills, CA 91371

LA Equestrian Center – 480 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506

 

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