Fire Watch: Pico Fire

The Fire

Stevenson Ranch, Calif.

Acres Burned

Containment

%

Firefighters Deployed

The Latest Information

Have been ordered?

No, not at this time.

Are there any ?

  • North Poe Parkway
  • Pico Canyon Road at Souther Oaks Drive
8:21 p.m.
The Pico Fire is now 128 acres and 50% contained, per the fire’s incident commander.
8:21 p.m.
4:19 p.m.

Three minor heat related injuries were reported, according to the Los Angeles County Fire PIO.

4:19 p.m.
3:11 p.m.

Fire department units will remain on scene throughout the night to increase containment lines and extinguish hot spots.

3:11 p.m.
2:52 p.m.

All aircraft have been released, with the exception for copter 14.

2:52 p.m.
2:48 p.m.

Firefighters keeping the Pico Fire from extending beyond 90 acres reported having it 35 percent contained in a Tweet posted by the Fire Department.

2:48 p.m.
2:38 p.m.

Forward progress has been stopped. 

2:38 p.m.
2:25 p.m.

Public information officers with the county fire department Tweeted an update reporting fire response had moved up to a 3rd Alarm fire and that the Pico Fire had burned between 50 and 75 acres.

A Tweet about the same time reported zero containment of the fire and with no structures threatened.

2:25 p.m.
2:07 p.m.

Air units have been dispatched, including fixed-wing aircraft.

2:07 p.m.
2:03 p.m.

Pico Fire has now increased in size to 25 acres. 

2:03 p.m.
1:36 p.m.

The Pico Fire started on the 26000 block of Pico Canyon Road in Stevenson Ranch.

The fire has scorched 4-5 acres. 

1:36 p.m.

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Evacuation Tips

provided by CalFire

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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