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Creek Fire

Unit Information

Angeles National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
701 North Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia California 91006
Arcadia, CA 91006

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Creek Fire PM update 12/12/17

Creek Fire Wildfire
News – 12/12/2017

Incident Update

Date: 12/13/2017

Fire Information Line: 626-574-5208 STATUS

Incident Start Date: 12/05/2017

Incident Start Time: 3:44 AM

Incident Type: Wildland Fire

Cause: Under Investigation

Incident Location: 4 miles East of Sylmar

Acreage: 15,619

Containment: 98%

Expected Containment: 12/23/2017

Injuries: 3

Structures Threatened: 2,500

Residence Destroyed: 60

Other Structures Destroyed: 63

Residence Damaged: 55

Other Structures Damaged: 26


Engines: 40

Water Tenders: 2

Helicopters: 2

Air Tankers:

Hand Crews: 5

Dozers: 6


Total Personnel: 307

Unified Command with: Los Angeles Fire, Los Angeles County Fire, Angeles National Forest

Cooperating Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles School Police, California Highway Patrol, City of Los Angeles, California Conversation Corps, Cal Trans, Los Angeles County Public Health, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison, Los Angeles City Park Rangers, Red Cross, Los Angeles County Animal Control, Los Angeles City Animal Services, Los Angeles Department of Disability.




Santa Ana winds will continue through the mid-week. There is a Red Flag warning that has been extended through 10:00 AM Friday.

Crews continue to patrol and extinguish hotspots, mop-up, improve containment lines and conduct suppression repair work. Please use caution when driving in and around the area.

The Fire Danger Level on the Angeles National Forest is 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.

"Know Before You Go" Find out about local conditions at your destination prior to leaving by visiting the website at



BRANFORD RECREATION CENTER - (818) 893-4923 13306 Branford St. Arleta, CA 91331. Accepting evacuees and pets with owner.

Local Assistance


The Local Assistance Center (LAC) provides residents, family members, and business owner’s information on services for those affected by the Creek, Rye, and Skirball fires.

The LAC will be located at:

Lake View Terrace Recreation Center

11075 Foothill Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 91342

Hours of Operation will be Tuesday 12/12/17 – Friday 12/15/17 from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Saturday 12/16/17 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Los Angeles County residents and business owners, including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, who may have suffered property or economic loss due to the fires, are encouraged to call 2-1-1 LA County or visit

Animal Shelter locations:

ANTELOPE VALLEY FAIRGROUNDS - (661) 948-6060 2551 W. Avenue H Lancaster, CA 93536. Animal shelter only: Accepting large animals, including horses.

WEST VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER - (888) 452-7381 20655 Plummer St. Los Angeles, CA 91311. Small animal shelter only.

Road Closures:

All road closures have been lifted.

Use caution when driving in and around the area as fire equipment and crews continue to remain in the vicinity.