The Fire

Castaic, Calif.

3RD ALARM

Acres Burned

Containment

%

Peak Personnel Deployed

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  • San Francisquito Canyon Road is now open, but motorists are advised to use caution for fire department units working in the area.
  • Lake Hughes Road remains closed above the main boat launch to Dry Gulch Road. Dry Gulch and Tapia Canyon/Valley View remains closed until further notice, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department public information office.
9/27 at 10:00 a.m.

Containment has increased to 95 percent, according to the Angeles National Forest.

Today, crews will continue to improve containment lines, mop-up and patrol.

9/27 at 10:00 a.m.
9/26 at 6:55 a.m.

Containment has increased to 86 percent, according to the Angeles National Forest.

Today, crews will continue to improve containment lines, mop-up and patrol. Aircraft will be available to support ground crews if needed, according to the Angeles National Forest.

Total personnel remaining on the fire is 129.

9/26 at 6:55 a.m.
9/26 at 6:45 a.m.

Temperatures will be in the high 90s, relative humidity will reach 18 percent with winds out of the southwest 3 to 6 mph with gusts to 20 mph this evening, according to the Angeles National Forest.

Warmer and dryer weather is anticipated today through Thursday.

9/26 at 6:45 a.m.
9/25 at 7:01 a.m.

Today, crews will continue to improve containment lines and mop-up. Aircraft will be available to support ground crews with as needed, according to the Angeles National Forest.

9/25 at 7:01 a.m.
9/25 at 6:51 a.m.

Temperatures will be in the high 80s, relative humidity will reach 20 percent with winds out of the southwest from 3 to 5 mph with gusts to 15 mph today.

9/25 at 6:51 a.m.
9/25 at 6:37 a.m.

Containment has increased to 72 percent, according to the Angeles National Forest.

9/25 at 6:37 a.m.
9/24 at 6:43 p.m.

Containment has increased to 50%. Tonight crews will continue to improve containment lines and mop-up. Night flying aircraft will be available to support ground crews with if needed.

9/24 at 6:43 p.m.
9/24 at 12:18 p.m.

Today, crews will continue to improve and reinforce containment lines and mop-up activities, per InciWeb.

Seven aircraft will be available to support ground crews with water drops and retardant as needed.

9/24 at 12:18 p.m.
9/24 at 12:01 p.m.

The estimated full containment date is Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at midnight, according to InciWeb.

9/24 at 12:01 p.m.
9/24 at 6:48 a.m.

The Charlie Fire is now 30% contained and continues to hold at 3,380 acres burned. One firefighter injury was reported. San Francisquito Canyon Road is now open, but motorists are advised to use caution for fire department units working in the area.Lake Hughes Road remains closed above the main boat launch to Dry Gulch Road. Dry Gulch and Tapia Canyon/Valley View remains closed until further notice, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department public information office.

9/24 at 6:48 a.m.
9/23 at 7:09 p.m.

Containment has climbed to 20% contained. Acreage remains at 3,380 acres, according to the fire department.

9/23 at 7:09 p.m.
9/23 at 11:22 a.m.

Firefighters will continue to work throughout the day and into evening hours to build and reinforce containment lines. No structures damaged or destroyed by fire. Outstanding cooperative effort from Unified Command Partners; LACoFD, USFS-ANF and LASD, per Los Angeles County Fire PIO.

9/23 at 11:22 a.m.
9/23 at 11:00 a.m.

Fire is 3,380 acres with 10% containment. Evacuations still in effect. Road closures extended on San Francisquito Canyon Road from Quail Trail to Fire Camp 14. Temperatures will reach the low 90s, humidity approximately 20%, winds 3-6 mph, gusts to 10 mph. Fire spread by steep topography, per Los Angeles County Fire PIO.

9/23 at 11:00 a.m.
9/22 at 9:00 p.m.

Fire is approximately 3,000 acres with 10% containment. Evacuation orders remain in effect for San Francisquito Canyon from Camp 14 to Lowridge Place. No structures have been damaged or destroyed by the fire. No injuries reported. The evacuation center is the Castaic Sports Complex.

9/22 at 9:00 p.m.
9/22 at 8:54 p.m.

The Charlie Fire is now at 3,000 acres, 10 % contained. Two copters will be kept in the air through the night. There have been no reports of structures damaged and no reported injuries, per the fire department.

9/22 at 8:54 p.m.
9/22 at 5:40 p.m.

The fire is now a 3rd alarm response at 1,200 acres and 0% contained with structures threatened. This is under unified command with the Angeles National Forest.

9/22 at 5:40 p.m.
9/22 at 2:52 p.m.

Battalion Chief 6 is now the incident commander. The fire is running and is now estimated at more than 10 acres in size.

9/22 at 2:52 p.m.
9/22 at 2:45 p.m.

Supervisor 48 advised the fire is more than three acres moving in light to medium fuels. The blaze is located at the top of a ridge. Winds are out of the west.

9/22 at 2:45 p.m.
9/22 at 2:38 p.m.

A brush fire broke out near the 31000 block of Charlie Canyon Road in Castaic.

9/22 at 2:38 p.m.

BREAKING: Charlie Fire erupts southeast of Castaic Lake

BREAKING: The Charlie Fire has surpassed 100 acres and is moving swiftly through the hills southeast of Castaic Lake. Reporter Austin Dave is live on the closed Lake Hughes Road.

Posted by Santa Clarita Valley Signal on Saturday, September 22, 2018

BREAKING: Charlie Fire erupts near Castaic Animal Shelter

BREAKING: The Charlie Fire has erupted near Castaic Animal Shelter on Charlie Canyon Road. Reporter Austin Dave is live at the scene.

Posted by Santa Clarita Valley Signal on Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Evacuation Tips

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The terms VOLUNTARY and MANDATORY are used to describe evacuation orders. However,
local jurisdictions may use other terminology such as Precautionary and Immediate
Threat. These terms are used to alert you to the significance of the danger. All
evacuation instructions provided by officials should be followed immediately for
your safety.

Prepare an Evacuation Checklist and Organize:

  • Critical medications.
  • Important personal papers, photos.
  • Essential valuables.
  • Pet and livestock transport, limited amount of pet food.
  • Change of clothing, toiletries.
  • Cell phone.
  • Critical papers and effects in a fire-proof safe.
  • An Evacuation Route Map with at least two routes.*
  • Drive your planned route of escape before an actual emergency.*
    *During an evacuation, law enforcement/ emergency personnel may determine your route.

Locate your Evacuation Checklist and place the items in your vehicle.

  • Park your vehicle facing outward and carry your car keys with you.
  • Locate your pets and keep them nearby.
  • Prepare farm animals for transport.
  • Place connected garden hoses and buckets full of water around the house.
  • Move propane BBQ appliances away from structures.
  • Cover-up. Wear long pants, long sleeve shirt, heavy shoes/boots, cap, dry bandanna for face cover, goggles or glasses. 100% cotton is preferable.
  • Leave lights on in the house – door unlocked.
  • Leave windows closed – air conditioning off.
  1. Officials will determine the areas to be evacuated and the routes to use
    depending upon the fire’s location, behavior, winds, terrain, etc.
  2. Law enforcement agencies are typically responsible for enforcing an evacuation
    order. Follow their directions promptly.
  3. You will be advised of potential evacuations as early as possible. You must
    take the initiative to stay informed and aware. Listen to your radio/TV for
    announcements from law enforcement and emergency personnel.
  4. You may be directed to temporary assembly areas to await transfer to a safe
    location.

▪ Stay calm.
▪ Park your vehicle in an area clear of vegetation.
▪ Close all vehicle windows and vents.
▪ Cover yourself with wool blanket or jacket.
▪ Lie on vehicle floor.
▪ Use your cell phone to advise officials – Call 911.

  • Stay calm.
  • Go to an area clear of vegetation, a ditch or depression if possible.
  • Lie face down, cover up.
  • Use your cell phone to advise officials – Call 911.
  • Stay calm, keep your family together.
  • Call 911 and inform authorities of your location.
  • Fill sinks and tubs with cold water.
  • Keep doors and windows closed, but unlocked.
  • Stay inside your house.
  • Stay away from outside walls and windows.
  • Note – it will get hot in the house, but it is much hotter, and more dangerous outside.

If it is safe, check the following areas for fire:

  • The roof and house exterior.
  • Under decks and inside your attic.
  • Your yard for burning trees, woodpiles, etc.

Fire officials will determine when it is safe for you to return to your home. This will
be done as soon as possible considering safety and accessibility.


When you return home:

  • Be alert for downed power lines and other hazards.
  • Check propane tanks, regulators, and lines before turning gas on.
  • Check your residence carefully for hidden embers or smoldering fires.

Fire Stations

Fire Station 73

24875 Railroad Avenue
Newhall

Fire Station 76

27223 Henry Mayo Drive
Castaic Junction

Fire Station 81

8710 Sierra Highway
Agua Dulce

Fire Station 107

18239 Soledad Canyon Road
Canyon Country

Fire Station 108

28799 Rock Canyon Drive
Saugus

Fire Station 111

26829 Seco Canyon Road
Saugus

Fire Station 123

26321 Sand Canyon Road
Canyon Country

Fire Station 124

26321 Sand Canyon Road
Canyon Country

Fire Station 126

26320 Citrus Street
Valencia

Fire Station 128

28450 Whites Canyon Road
Canyon Country

Fire Station 132

29310 Sand Canyon Road
Canyon Country

Fire Station 143

28580 Hasley Canyon Road
Castaic Junction

Fire Station 149

31770 Ridge Route Road
Castaic

Fire Station 150

19190 Golden Valley Road
Canyon Country

Fire Station 156

24505 Copper Hill Drive
Valencia

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