- Friday May 31st, 2013 :: 02:28 p.m. PDT
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
Access to these areas are now restricted to emergency personnel only.
LASD - Palmdale Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
750 East Avenue Q
Palmdale, CA 93550
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- Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
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