Updates & List Of Mandatory Evacuation Areas For Massive Wildfires In CA; The Wildlife Waystation Is Evacuating

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The “Creek Fire” started in Sylmar early Tuesday.  (Hermila Flores)

Two ferocious wildfires are currently raging throughout the Sylmar area of Southern California, as well as in Ventura County, leaving hundreds to thousands of people and animals severely threatened.

The Wildlife Waystation, home to more than 400 wild and exotic animals, is located a mere quarter of an acre away from the Creek Fire which has already burned more than 4,000 acres since it was first reported before 4:00 a.m. this morning.

The sheriff’s department has also warned residents to be aware of wild animals that may be displaced from their habitat due to the Creek Fire and into fire-impacted communities.

The following is a list of current evacuations and closures for the Thomas Fire in Ventura County and the Creek Fire near Sylmar.

CREEK FIRE

-MANDATORY EVACUATIONS

Little Tujunga Canyon

Kagel Canyon

Lopez Canyon

-VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS

Sayre to 5/14FWY split (north of 210)

-ROAD CLOSURES

Little Tujunga Canyon Road b/t Foothill Boulevard and Placerita Canyon / Sand Canyon Roads

Kagel Canyon Road

Lopez Canyon Road

Foothill Blvd / Osborne Street

-EVACUATION CENTERS

Sylmar Recreation Center, 13109 Borden Avenue, Sylmar

Sunland Senior Center, 8640 Fenwick Street, Tujunga

-SCHOOL CLOSURES

Los Angeles Mission College, 13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar

-HORSES

Hansen Dam Equestrian Center, 11127 Orcas Avenue, Sylmar

-LARGE ANIMALS

Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave.

-SMALL ANIMALS

West Valley Animal Shelter, 20655 Plummer Street

East Valley Animal Shelter, 14409 Vanowen Street

Sunland Park 8651 Foothill Blvd, Sunland/Tujunga

THOMAS FIRE

-MANDATORY EVACUATIONS:

Residents in Santa Paula east of Dickenson Road, north of Monte Vista Drive along Highway 150 and South of Thomas Aquinas College to the area of Say Road.

Residents in Santa Paula west of Dickenson Road to Atmore Road, north of Foothill Road and west to Wheeler Canyon Road

Residents in Upper Ojai north of Highway 150 from Koenigstein Road west to the Dennison Grade, north to Reeves Road, east to McAndrew Road and north to Grand Avenue.

Residents in Santa Paula and Ventura north of Foothill Road west to Wheeler Canyon Road, north to Canada Larga Road and east to Barlow Canyon Road

Residents in Ventura, CA south of Highway 33, east of Main St, north of Foothill Road and Hall Canyon Road and west of Canada Larga Road

-VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS

Residents in the City of Ventura south of Loma Vista, east of Day Road, West of Victoria Avenue and north of Telegraph Road

Residents in the City of Ventura, east of Victoria north of Loma Vista South of Foothill west of Wells Road

-EVACUATION SHELTERS

Ventura County Fairgrounds at Miners Building (Includes an Animal Shelter for all types of animals.)  – 10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001

Nordhoff High School -1401 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023

Oxnard College Gymnasium – Open 12/5/17, 0700

Santa Paula Community Center (City of SP run shelter) – Open 0800

-SCHOOL CLOSURES

Ventura Unified School District – All schools will be closed 12/5/17.

Hueneme Elementary School District – All schools will be closed 12/5/17.

Santa Paula School Districts – All schools will be closed 12/5/17.

Ventura Community College – Closed 12/5/17

Thomas Aquinas College – Closed 12/5/17

Mesa Union School District – Closed 12/5/17

Briggs School District – Closed 12/5/17

Mupu School District – Closed 12/5/17

Oxnard Elementary School District – Closed 12/5/17

All Ventura County Office of Education Schools (Including Providence School) – Closed 12/5/17

Santa Clara Elementary (20030 East Telegraph Road, Santa Paula) – Closed 12/5/17

Rio School District – Closed 12/5/17

Ocean View School District – Closed 12/5/17

Ojai School District – Closed 12/5/17

Oxnard High School District – Closed 12/5/17

Santa Clara High School – Closed 12/5/17

-ROAD CLOSURES

Road closures continue to impact Highway 150 and Highway 33, as well as many other city and county roads.

Per City of Ventura

Vassar Street at Maryville Avenue

Per California Highway Patrol:

Hard Closure- SR-150 at Reeves Road (east end Ojai Valley)

Hard Closure – SR-150 at Stonegate (Santa Paula)

Hard Closure – SR 150 at Telegraph Road (Santa Paula)

Hard Closure – SR 150 at Richmond Road (Santa Paula)

Hard Closure – Foothill Road at Olive/Cummings/Wells/Briggs (Santa Paula/Ventura area)

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