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Creek Fire

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

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Creek Fire Update 12-15-17

Creek Fire Wildfire
News – 12/15/2017

Creek Fire

Incident Update

Date: 12/15/2017

Fire Information Line: 626-574-5208


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: 8

Water Tenders: 1

Helicopters: 1

Air Tankers:

Hand Crews: 2

Dozers: 3

Other: 27

Total Personnel: 104

Incident Management: Angeles National Forest, Type 3 Incident Management Team

Cooperating Agencies: Los Angeles Fire, Los Angeles County Fire, CAL FIRE, Los Angeles County Sheriff, Los Angeles Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Cal Trans, Los Angeles County Public Health, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison, Red Cross, Los Angeles County Animal Control, Los Angeles City Animal Services, Los Angeles Department of Disability.




The Red Flag Warning in effect through 10:00 AM Friday.

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

A Forest Order has been issued for the Creek Fire burn area closing all Forest Service roads and trails within and surrounding the fire perimeter. The order and closure map can be found on the forest website at

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 may include restricted use of recreation areas.

“Know Before You Go” find out about local conditions about your destination prior to leaving by visiting our website at:



All evacuation centers are now closed.

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 is 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

Volunteer or Contribute Questions

For information on how to volunteer or contribute contact the American Red Cross, LAFD Fire Foundation and the City of Los Angeles’ Emergency Management Department.

Animal Shelter locations:

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

Road Closures:

Be advised Little Tujunga Canyon Rd, from Middle Ranch to Live Oak Campground, is open to Residents Only. Use Caution when driving in and around the area as fire equipment and crews continue to remain in the vicinity.

Intermittent closures due to power restoration work.

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