Bars and Restaurants Close as Creek Fire Rages Across North LA

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The mandatory evacuations included a mobile home park in Lopez Canyon; Arroyo Street north of the Foothill (210) Freeway; a mobile home park on Maclay Street; and the Pacoima Wash west of Sayre Street. That is double the containment figure from Wednesday. Numerous first responders including the Los Angeles City Fire Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the U.S. Forestry Department were sent to the scene. Padilla said she and her family were able to get out of her home just in time but were not able to take their horses with them as they had to evacuate immediately when they were awakened Tuesday morning. The other 10 homes were within Los Angeles city limits, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Information on Los Angeles Unified School District campuses can be found here.

Terrazas reminded residents in various hillside areas that red-flag parking restrictions remain in effect. The fire is burning in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles north of Los Angeles, according to KABC. The Los Angeles Police Department was on a citywide tactical alert, which allows commanders maximum flexibility in deploying resources. The fire is approximately 4000 acres. The eastbound 210 Freeway exits at Osborne Avenue, Wheatland Avenue, Sunland Boulevard, and La Tuna Canyon Road are also closed.

The map also pinpoints evacuation centers.

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It's likely that Tacos de Los Primos will not open in their regular location today, as residents were evacuated from the same area as the taco stand sets up shop. A second center is available to evacuees at the Sunland Senior Center at 8640 Fenwick Street.

Numerous animals were being housed at Pierce College and the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, which were at capacity Wednesday afternoon and not accepting additional animals. Hansen Dam Recreation Area was also being used as an evacuation center for large animals.

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