Update: As of 7:55 p.m., 20 to 30 homes were evacuated due to the Charlie Fire, according to inspector Marron. Those who evacuated were directed to the Castaic Sports Complex, currently the evacuation center for all affected by this fire.
As of 7:17 p.m., the Charlie Fire has grown to 3,000 acres and is 10 percent contained, according to the city of Santa Clarita’s Twitter account.
As of 6:30 p.m., the Charlie Fire remains at 1,200 acres with no containment, according to deputy Armando Viera with the L.A. County Sheriffs Information Bureau. Previously reported roads at San Francisquito Canyon remain closed.
Evacuations now in place on San Francisquito Canyon from Lowridge Place to Camp 14, according to city communications manager Carrie Lujan.
The Charlie Fire is heading northeast away from Santa Clarita, according to officer Barclay. He added that the Castaic Animal Shelter was not threatened by the 1,200-acre fire.
Structures threatened as the Charlie Fire approaches the Angeles National Forest, according to inspector Marron.
Beginning at 5 p.m., evacuations are in effect for San Francisquito Canyon from Tapia Canyon Road to Dry Gulch Road, according to officer Barclay.
As of 5:09 p.m., the Charlie Fire has now reached approximately 1,200 acres, according to fire inspector Marron.
As of 4:48 p.m., the Charlie Fire is at approximately 300 acres with no containment, according to fire inspector Marron.
As of 4:26 p.m., the Combat Paintball Park was evacuated, according to L.A. County Sheriffs officer Brandon Barclay. This is the only evacuation in place at this time.
As of 4:20 p.m., the Charlie Fire has caused road closures from Lake Hughes Road at Dry Gulch Road and Dry Gulch Road at San Francisquito Canyon, according to officer Stephan Brandt of California Highway Patrol. Freeways are clear, but the fire is affecting nearby surface streets, he said.
As of 3:22 p.m., the Charlie Fire is now at around 100 acres, Marron said. Structures remain safe and no evacuations have been issued.
Los Angeles County firefighters responded to a 10 -acre brush fire located on the 31000 block of Charlie Canyon Road in Castaic on Saturday.
No structures have been threatened, said fire inspector Joey Marron. The second alarm fire is at the top of a ridge, away from any structures, he said. Fire engines quickly arrived four minutes after being dispatched at 2:40, Marron said. Forward progression of the fire has not stopped.
Marron said firefighters were sent out after receiving multiple reports of visible smoke. As of 2:55 p.m., white smoke was visible, a credit to the fire getting doused with water, Marron said.