#SkirballFire | 1 | AM Update


Current CA State Fire Facts:  6 large fires.  141,000 acres burned. 190,000 residents evacuated.  23,000 homes threatened.  5,700 firefighters on fire ground, 500 confirmed structures destroyed. – CALFIRE 12/7/2017 2012 hours PST.

Incident Summary

Start Date/Time. December 5, 2017 @ 1131 hours PST.

Location. Burning along Rye Canyon Loop, west Valencia.

Cause. Unknown. Under investigation.

Fire Facts. 1 of 6 wildfires burning in area.  Others are #CreekFire #RyeFire #ThomasFire #LilacFire #LibertyFire


Fire Personnel.  901 LAFD firefighters assigned.

Equipment. 72 fire engines, 31 fire crews, 2 helicopters. 6 bulldozers, 3 water tenders.

Command. Unified Command – CALFIRE, LACoFD, VCFD, LACoSO, VCSO.  CAL FIRE IMT-6.

Briefing inside the mobile command. (Credit: SCV Sheriff)

Incident Cooperators. CALFIRE, CHP, City of Santa Clarita, S CAL Edison, CA Resources Corp, CA Conservation Corps, SoCAL Gas, Simi Valley PD and LACoPublic Works

Fire Status

6,049 acres with a 35% containment status. Firefighters continue to strengthen fire perimeter lines and mop up the fire. No fire growth observed overnight. More accurate acreage corrected due to using air and ground GIS devices.

Damage Assessment

Damaged. 12 structures.

Destroyed. 6 structures.

Injuries: 1 firefighter.  Minor burn injury.


Evacuation Area. 700 homes in a 3.2 square mile area.  https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?ll=34.19425870000001%2C-118.44510600000001&z=13&mid=12HkY2fU6Lm7NPzp0LcAPL70RnoPuVTeA


Shelter Info. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?ll=34.19425870000001%2C-118.44510600000001&z=13&mid=12HkY2fU6Lm7NPzp0LcAPL70RnoPuVTeA

Sylmar Shelter. Sylmar Rec Center. 13109 Borden Ave, Sylmar 91342. ** Accepting evacuees and pets with owner.  818-367-5656.

Arleta Shelter. Branford Rec Center. 13306 Branford St, Arlet, CA 91331.  Accepting evacuees and pets with owner. 818-893-4923.

Sherman Oaks Shelter. Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Rec Center. 14201 Huston St., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.  Accepting evacuees and pets with owner. 818-783-5121.

Los Angeles Shelter. Westwood Rec Center. 1350 Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025.  Accepting evacuees and pets with owner. 310-473-3610.

(Credit: Santa Clarita City)

Alerts, Tips

City of Los Angeles. Emergency alerts. http://emergency.lacity.org/skirball-fire

Freeway / Road Closures. CALTRANS 800.427.7623 or follow Twitter users @CHPSouther or @CaltransDist7 @LADOTofficial @LAPDHQ

Fire Map. Interactive Fire Map — https://salus-crisishub.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=2e1fad24f3624de981459fb414fb5b97

Smoke Advisory for San Fernando Valley.  Smoke Advisory for the San Fernando Valley, including Sylmar and Lake View Terrace. Issued by the Southern CA Air Quality Management District.  Details here –> http://bit.ly/aqmdadvisory2

How to Clean Up After a Fire.  

(Credit: LA Public Health)

(c) 2017 The CA Fire Report – 12/8/2017 – 0730 hours PST

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