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Monday January 8th, 2018 :: 04:39 p.m. PST


#LASD assisting in #CreekFire and #FishFire Mandatory Evacuations due to heavy rains and possible mudslides

Los Angeles Fire Department, California Highway Patrol, the Red Cross, and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are assisting with evacuations due to the rain and damage from the recent fires in the #CreekFire and the #FishFire areas.
Deputy personnel and support staff from various Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stations are working to evacuate residents and assist with road closures due to the heavy rains and possible mudslides in various locations.
We ask residents in affected areas to remain vigilant and prepare for evacuations.

Please prepare a go-bag containing:
• Identification
• Medication
• Food and water
• Important documents, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, passports, etc.)
• Any emergency supplies
• A change of clothes
• Toiletries
• Cell phone charger
#CreekFire Mandatory evacuations are issued for the following areas to approximately 300 residents: Kagel Canyon, Lopez Canyon, and Little Tujunga Canyon.

Evacuation Centers (residents only):
Sun Valley Recreational Center
8133 Vineland Avenue
Sun Valley, CA
Update for Sheltering Large Animals:
Pierce College
6201 Witnneka Avenue
Woodlawn Hills, CA 91371
*Residents may enter through De Soto Ave and El Rancho Drive
Road closures:
Paxton Street at Lopez Canyon Road, Kagel Canyon Road at East/West Trail, Little Tujunga Canyon north of the California Polo Club, and Placerita Canyon Road at Sand Canyon Road.
*You will not be allowed back into your residence until the evacuation order is lifted*
#FishFire Mandatory Evacuations in the area of Brookridge Road and Mel Canyon Road, in the city of Duarte regarding flash flood / mud and debris flow mandatory evacuations to approximately 400 residents.
An emergency shelter has been opened at:
Duarte City Hall Community Center
1600 Huntington Drive
Duarte, CA
The following streets are under mandatory evacuations:
1.      Greenbank Avenue north of Conata Street.
2.      Mel Canyon Road north of Fish Canyon Road, including Opal Canyon Road and Brookridge Road.
3.      Mountain Crest Road north of Deerlane Drive, including Brookridge Road

The following streets are under Identification Check Points only, only residents NOT on the Prohibited List will be allowed access to their homes:

1.      Berryhill Avenue at Conata Street
2.      Brookridge Road at Tannercrest Drive.

* All road closures are in effect until 7:00 p.m.
Valley View Elementary School
237 Melcanyon Road
Duarte, CA 91010
Will be closed tomorrow due to the evacuations
In order to provide for the safety of homeowners and first responders, residents are encouraged to comply with the evacuation orders.
Unified Command continues to evaluate current weather conditions and evacuations will be lifted as soon as it is deemed safe for re-entry.
Coordinated Agency Recovery Effort (CARE) is available for communities and areas affected by the burn areas, heavy rain and possible mudslides.

CARE, a multi-agency public outreach program committed to providing timely recovery and safety preparedness information following the recent heavy rains. This especially relates to the areas affected in the #CreekFire and #FishFire areas. CARE includes the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Los Angeles County Fire Department, and many other agencies.

The above website, is a unified CARE website that provides extensive information including:
*Latest News
*Current Conditions including road closures
*Safety Preparedness
*Assistance Programs

Residents, business owners and person with access or functional needs may also call 2-1-1 for LA County information:  
Written by:
Wally Bracks, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
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