A map of currently evacuated areas and shelters can be found here. The winds are still unpredictable so be alert and be prepared. “We’re not done, we’re in the middle of this event,” Terrazas said in a Thursday morning news conference. The fire has spread across 12,605 acres, or nearly 20 square miles, since breaking out early Tuesday morning in the area of Kagel Canyon Road, north of Lake View Terrace. But the blaze did not grow overnight Wednesday, according to CalFire. Morning #UPDATE for the #CreekFire Containment 10% Acreage 12,605 @Angeles_NF @CAL_FIRE @lafd @LASDHQ @LAPDHQ @LACo_FD pic.twitter.com/WMivuDOXR7
— LACounty Fire PIO (@LACoFDPIO) December 7, 2017
Thousands remained evacuated as containment inched up to 10 percent in the Creek fire, which continued to smolder near Sylmar Thursday, officials said. Sheriff’s officials did not provide an update on the number of residents who remained evacuated, but on Thursday about 250,000 people were under evacuation orders. The wind gusts were expected to continue through Saturday, creating uncertainty about when residents will be allowed to return home. Information on Los Angeles Unified School District campuses can be found here. Meanwhile, the brush fire index stood at 296 — the high rating possible, accoridng to Los Angeles City Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas. Fire crews were continuing to struggle with strong winds up to 70 mph, poor access and steep, rugged terrain, CalFire said. pic.twitter.com/JomzspsJFy
— LA County Sheriff's (@LASDHQ) December 7, 2017
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Creek Fire Burns 12,605 Acres; Mandatory Evacuation Order to Continue Overnight Information can also be obtained via the Creek Incident Information Line at 626-574-5208. For updated info follow @CAL_FIRE. At least 30 structures have been destroyed or damaged — including 20 in the Kagel Canyon area and 10 in the city of Los Angeles — and another 2,500 remained under threat Thursday, fire officials said.