Creek Fire Morning Update 12/07
Incident: Creek Fire Wildfire
The fire continued to spread with critical rates of spread, although much of the fire activity during the day occurred in the interior portions of the fire. Given an opportunity the fire will spread generally to the Southwest today. The fire is burning cured annual grasses and chaparral with scattered oaks.
As of 8pm, Dec. 7, all evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted except for Limekiln Canyon which remains closed. The Shadow Hills area north of Sunland Blvd, 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; McBroom at Wheatland
Both sides of the 210 Freeway are open - but several ramps remain closed in both directions. All of the westbound ramps from the 118 Freeway to the 5 Freeway are closed, and four eastbound off-ramps are also closed: Osborne, Wheatland, Sunland and La Tuna Canyon.
Little Tujunga Canyon Road b/t Foothill Boulevard and Placerita Canyon / Sand Canyon Roads; Kagel Canyon Road; Lopez Canyon Road; Foothill Blvd / Osborne Street; Osborne Street off-ramp and Paxton Street off-ramp from the westbound 210 Freeway; Sunland Boulevard off-ramp from the eastbound 210 Freeway
Angeles National Forest- Fire Use Restrictions
Increased fire use restrictions are forthcoming. Please refer back for additional information
Issued Thursday, December 07, 2017
This advisory is in effect through Friday morning. SCAQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available.
A brush fire, named the Creek Fire, is burning in Los Angeles County near Lake View Terrace and Sylmar. The burn area is currently reported to be approximately 13,000 acres with 10 percent containment. Strong northeast winds are expected to continue through at least Thursday afternoon bringing smoke into the western portion of Los Angeles County. Air quality may reach Unhealthy levels or higher in areas directly impacted by smoke.
A second fire, named the Rye Fire, is burning in Los Angeles County near Santa Clarita. The burn area is reported to be approximately 7,000 acres with 15 percent containment. A third fire, named the Skirball Fire, is burning in Los Angeles County off the 405 freeway near the Getty Center. The burn area is reported to be 475 acres with 5 percent containment.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti meets with Chris Schoenberg, Deputy Director of Fire and Aviation - Pacific Southwest Region, and Robert Garcia, Angeles National Forest Fire Management Officer during the Dec. 7 Creek Fire Press Conference at Hansen Dam (USDA Forest Service Photo by Nathan Judy).