UPDATE 10:28 p.m. The Creekside IC brush fire was extinguished by the Los Angeles County Fire Department at 9:44 p.m. after having burnt between one to two acres in Canyon Country Saturday night. “At 21:44 the fire was 100% contained,” said Supervisor Melanie Flores of the LA County Fire Department. The blaze was a first alarm fire, Flores said, which means seven engines initially responded. The Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations told The Signal that three helicopters were used to fight the blaze. As structures were initially threatened, more units were requested. However, not all were needed in the fight. “We requested a strike team that was already in the area, which is five more engines for structure protection,” said Flores. “But we never ended up needing them.” Multiple strike teams had been placed around Santa Clarita due to the extreme fire danger presented by the Santa Ana winds projected to hit the valley this weekend, Flores confirmed. These units will remain in SCV as authorities brace for another day of high fire danger. As of 10:12 p.m. Whites Canyon Road remains closed at Nadal Street. The fire was centered near Goodvale Road which branches off of Nadal. “Its only still closed because they have all the fire equipment still there,” said Deputy Moody of the Los Angeles Country Sheriff’s Department. Residents can assume the road will open as soon as the equipment is removed and the staging area broken down, Moody said. There are no additional road closures and no evacuation orders issued as of 10:28 p.m. Saturday.
UPDATE 9:18 p.m. As of 9:18 p.m. the Creekside IC fire is no longer threatening any structures, said Supervisor Melanie Flores of the LA County Fire Department. The fire is centered off Goodvale Road off Whites Canyon in Canyon Country. The fire is currently down to only one acre, said Flores, although the level of containment could not yet be confirmed. Air units are currently being called off.
UPDATE 8:39 p.m. A brush fire was reported near Whites Canyon Road in Canyon Country at approximately 8:15 p.m. Saturday night. As of 8:39 p.m. the blaze has burnt two acres. Structures are threatened, said Supervisor Robert Diaz of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. At this time LA County Fire authorities were unable to confirm how many units on the scene. More information will be posted as this story develops.
Ryan Painter joined The Signal as a staff writer in June 2017, covering breaking news and community features on the weekends. He graduated from West Ranch High School in 2016 and currently studies Political Science at USC.