As the first major storm of the season hit the Santa Clarita Valley Monday, local fire stations were offering free sandbags and sand to residents to protect their properties. According to officials, sandbags play a critical role in defending homes against potential flooding and mud and debris storms. Areas especially susceptible to debris flow and mudflow dangers include the Rye Fire burn area and the Sand Fire burn area, which has only had one year to recover. A total of 15 fire stations across the Santa Clarita Valley are offering free sandbags to residents, according to the Los Angeles Department of Public Works. Residents are encouraged to call the stations in advance to check the availability of both sandbags and sand at each location.
Fire Stations Offering Sandbags and/or Sand:Canyon Country Fire Station No. 107: offering Sandbags and Sand 18239 W. Soledad Canyon Rd. 661-252-2414 Castaic Fire Station No. 149: offering Sandbags and Sand 31770 Ridge Route 661-257-3020 Newhall Fire Station No. 73: offering Sandbags and Sand 24875 N. Railroad Ave. 661-254-9661 Santa Clarita Fire Station No. 150: offering Sandbags and Sand 19190 Golden Valley Rd. 661-250-2708 Fire Station No. 104: offering Sandbags and Sand 26201 Golden Valley Rd. 661-255-0509 Fire Station No. 126: offering Sandbags and Sand 26320 Citrus St. 661-753-9710 Fire Station No. 123: offering Sandbags and Sand 26321 Sand Canyon Rd. 661-252-1235 Fire Station No. 128: offering Sandbags and Sand 28450 Whites Canyon Rd. 661-297-1692 Fire Station No. 108: offering Sandbags and Sand 28799 Rock Canyon Dr. 661-297-8653 Fire Station No. 132: offering Sandbags and Sand 29310 Sand Canyon Rd. 661-250-0531 Stevenson Ranch Fire Station No. 124: offering Sandbags and Sand 25870 Hemingway Ave. 661-254-4404 Valencia Fire Station No. 156: offering Sandbags and Sand 24505 Copper Hill Dr. 661-257-6734 Fire Station No. 111: offering Sandbags 26829 Seco Canyon Rd. 661-296-5758 Fire Station No. 76: offering Sandbags and Sand 27223 Henry Mayo Dr. 661-257-4144 Fire Station No. 143: offering Sandbags 28580 Hasley Canyon Rd. 661-257-5009