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LASD - Palmdale Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Friday May 31st, 2013 :: 02:28 p.m. PDT
Alert

Continued Evacuations due to the Powerhouse Brush Fire

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department along with the LA County Fire Department are in the process of evacuating Mendenhall Probation Camp and areas north of South Portal Road and West of San Francisquito Canyon Road due to the “Powerhouse” brush fire. The fire has burned 1,400 acres and is now moving northbound toward Lake Hughes Road.

Approximately 600 Firefighters are on scene fighting the brush fire as well as assisting with evacuations. At this time the brush fire is 15% contained with no reported injuries or lost structures.

A Red Cross evacuation center has been set up at the Marie Kerr Park, located at 39700 30th St. West, in the City of Palmdale. The Evacuation for large animals has been set up at Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (Gate 3), located at 2551 West Avenue H, in the City of Lancaster.

Prepared by Deputy Jodi Wolfe

Instructions:

Access to these areas are now restricted to emergency personnel only.

Address/Location
LASD - Palmdale Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
750 East Avenue Q
Palmdale, CA 93550

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 661-272-2400

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
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Event:
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