County Board of Supervisors chair Janice Hahn also issued a local emergency declaration. Get Morning Report and other email newsletters. Please support our efforts to activate our emergency plan! Last night, flames leapt across the highway and raced into Sand Canyon, where they charred 700 to 800 acres, according to Pena. Jake Miller, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, said most, if not all, of the structures burned were homes. The South Coast Air Quality Management District extended a smoke advisory at least through Saturday for northwest Los Angeles County, and eastern and western San Fernando Valley, the Santa Clarita Valley and the San Gabriel Mountains. Thousands of Los Angles County residents forced to evacuate from the wind-driven fire were allowed back home late Friday amid cooler temperatures and calmer winds. Fire investigators said Saturday they are focusing on the location of the explosions as a likely source of the fire, which as of Saturday evening had chewed up 4,615 acres and was 55% contained. “We feel like we made good progress,” Los Angeles County Deputy Fire Chief Vince Pena said at a 5 p.m. press conference, announcing that some of the 40,000 residents under evacuation orders would be repopulated this evening. Other areas such as east of Sand Canyon Road south of Sierra Highway at Linda Vista Street, remained off limits at the time.
Will keep everyone posted on the next steps once all animals are safe at our @sunchlorellausa Healing Center. (MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images) The Agua Dulce area, where the Tick Fire is burning, was part of the ongoing intentional power outages in the region, said Lois Bruce, a spokeswoman with Southern California Edison. Last Updated: 10/31/19 7:39 AM: Date Started: 10/24/19 2:51 PM: Location Information: Tick Canyon Rd and Summit Knoll Rd, Canyon Country: Lat/Long [34.472778, -118.368056] Administrative Unit: Los Angeles County Fire Department : Status Updates . 6. Crews were expected to take three days to work on the guardrail damaged by the fire. CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. The Los Angeles Unified School District has closed all of its campuses in the Valley today due to poor air quality. “Very rapid fire spread and extreme fire behavior possible with new ignitions.”. Mandatory evacuations were located along Tick Canyon Road from Abelia Road to Summit Knoll Road.. 2. By late Sunday, the Tick Fire had burned through about 4,615 acres and was 70% contained. The map below shows the fire perimeter in orange and evacuation areas in red.
Residents were being urged to avoid Bouquet Canyon Road, because sheriff’s deputies and firefighters were using it as a primary staging area. Nicole Chavez wrote from Atlanta and Sarah Moon and Dawn Tamir reported from Los Angeles.