ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST | The Creek Fire started on December 5, 2017 around 0344 hours PST, about four miles east of Sylmar.
Location. Off of Kagel Canyon Rd, north of Lake View Terrace in Los Angeles County.
Cause.The cause is unknown and is under investigation.
Fuels. Fire fuels include chaparral, brush and tall grass.
Command. Command is in Unified Command with CAL FIRE, LAFD, LACoFD, LAPD, LACoSO, Angeles NF.
Resources. There are currently fire 1,686 personnel assigned along with 161 fire engines, 47 fire crews, 3 helicopters, 22 dozers and 7 water tenders.
Firefighters continue to struggle with high winds, difficult access, steep and rugged terrain.
Incident Cooperators. CAL FIRE, LAPD, LASD, Schools, CHP, CALTrans, LADWP, S Cal Edison, Animal Control, Burbank FD, Glendale FD, MRCA, LA City Park Rangers, Metro Bus, Public Health, CADOC and Rehab.
Current Status. The fire has burned 15,323 acres and has a 20% containment status. It is due to impacting communities shortly in the Santa Clarita, Glendale, Olive View, Lakeview Terrace, Sunland, Shadow Hills, Sylmar, Pacoima, Lopez Canyon and Kagel Canyon.
Fire behavior is active, backing, creeping and with single-tree torching.
Santa Ana winds are forecasted to remain this week and to have gusts up to 50-70 mph. Single digit daytime RH will continue with minimum overnight recovery.
Damage Assessments. 5 homes, 10 outbuildings destroyed. 8 homes and 7 outbuildings damaged.
Sources. CAL FIRE, Inciweb. (Info based upon pressers on December 7th).
(c) 2017 The CA Fire Report – 12/8/2017 0525 Hours PST