Creek Fire Burns 1000 Acres in Sylmar Area; Evacuation Orders in Place

Creek Fire Burns 1000 Acres in Sylmar Area; Evacuation Orders in Place

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger had urged residents in the area with horses and other large animals to consider moving them to alternate shelter even before evacuation orders come through, given how quickly the fire is moving.

Firefighters are responding a fire in the Gold Creek area north of San Fernando on the Los Angeles Gateway Ranger District.

Governor Brown had issued an emergency proclamation due to the effects at Ventura County earlier Tuesday.

The Canyon Fire 2 blaze started October 9 and ended eight days later and has been described as the biggest wildfire to hit Orange County in a decade. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a tweet that the Creek Fire has claimed at least 20 structures on the county side of the fire.

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In October a federal grand jury charged one of his employees, Curtis Lee Wyatt, with conspiring to help Conn. USA federal agents spent months tracking Conn, who cut off his electronic monitor and fled in June.

An evacuation center was set up at the Sylmar Recreation Center at 13109 Borden Ave. and the Sunland Senior Center at 8640 Fenwick St., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The Creek Fire burning in Sylmar has shut down the 210 Freeway from the 5 Freeway to the 2 Freeway late Tuesday morning, according to a social media post from Caltrans authorities. The fire was reported just before 4 AM.

Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas said he expects to find more homes destroyed when the smoke from the fire clears, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Rye Fire started at about 9:30am Tuesday and has burned through 5,000 acres.

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