A fast-moving fire that erupted near the I-5 and SR-14 interchange in Santa Clarita this afternoon has burned 100 acres and prompted mandatory evacuations. More than 300 Los Angeles city, county and U.S. Forest Service crews are battling the blaze.
As of 4 p.m., 1,000 people have been evacuated from their homes. An evacuation center has been set up at West Ranch High School, 26255 Valencia Blvd., in Stevenson Ranch. An animal evacuation center has been set up at Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave in Santa Clarita.
The Old Road south of Weldon Canyon Rd to Calgrove Bl is currently closed to traffic.
With rain in the forecast for LA County communities, LA County Public Works reminds local residents, especially those within foothill communities, to be prepared for the storms ahead. Stay up to date on road closures and learn how to prepare yourself and your family using the resources below.
City of Azusa: 809 N. Angeleno Ave.; 605 N. Angeleno Ave. (sand and sandbags)
City of Monrovia: Public Works Office, 600 S. Mountain Ave.; Fire Station 101,141 E. Lemon Ave. (gravel bags only); Highland Pl. and W. Scenic Dr.; Crescent Dr. between El Nido Ave. and Avocado Pl. (gravel only)
Find information to help assess damages and expedite recovery.
Find assistance from various programs and organizations.
211 LA County Services
Residents, business owners and persons with access or functional needs may also call 2-1-1 for LA County information and referral services regarding post disaster resources that are available to those affected by the floods and debris and mud flow. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 211 LA County Services can also be accessed by visiting www.211la.org.
In 1968, Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to help provide a means for property owners to financially protect themselves. The NFIP offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners if their community participates in the NFIP. Find out more about the NFIP and how it can help you protect yourself.