Creek Fire Burns 2500 Acres in Sylmar Area; Evacuation Orders in Place

A firefighting helicopter is seen above the Creek Fire on Dec. 5 2017

A firefighting helicopter is seen above the Creek Fire on Dec. 5 2017

Hundreds of USA firefighters were battling to save homes Tuesday morning as a dynamic brush fire being driven by strong winds exploded to at least 4,000 acres in hours in the Kagel Canyon area, Los Angeles County.

Residents living north of the Foothill (210) Freeway between Glenoaks Boulevard in Sylmar and La Crescenta Avenue on the eastern edge of the Los Angeles County are being asked to leave the area as crews battle the Creek fire.

The fire was first reported just before 4 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol's incident website.

Officials were checking on several reports of people being trapped as a result of the fire, but those have not been confirmed, Stafford said.

Hansen Dam Recreation Area was also being used as an evacuation center for large animals, but that was reaching capacity by late morning.

A firefighting helicopter is seen above the Creek Fire on December 5, 2017.

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to launch an investigation into whether firefighters responded appropriately to the devastating Canyon Fire 2 wildfire that destroyed 25 buildings, 15 of them homes.

It is still too early to know the outcome for the horse, but we will keep this story updated as more information comes in.

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