Santa Clarita Valley Area Wildfire Scorches over 11,000 Acres

July 23, 2016

Santa Clarita Valley Area Wildfire Scorches over 11,000 Acres

Evacuations have been ordered in some areas of the Santa Clarita Valley as a wildfire continues to burn. As of 3 p.m. on Friday, the fire was around 10% contained and firefighters were still in force in fighting the blaze and taking preventative measures to decrease its spread.

One such place that was evacuated was Little Tujunga Canyon, north of Kagel Canyon. Approximately 300 residents of Little Tujunga Canyon have been ordered to evacuate and one structure in the area has burned. Sand Canyon, Bear Divide, and Placerita Canyon are also under mandatory evacuation orders. People were evacuating as massive flames, fanned by 20 mph wind gusts and aided by 100+ degree temperatures, were within close sight of their homes. Road closures have also been put in place in the region of the wildfires. In total, over 1,500 homes have been evacuated.




Read More: UPDATE: Mandatory evacuations in Sand Canyon, Placerita Canyon, Lost Canyon