Many Remain in Shelters With Creek Fire Near Sylmar 10% Contained

Crystal Shore examines damage in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles

Crystal Shore examines damage in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles

The number of areas evacuated because of the Creek Fire has expanded throughout the morning, and a new map (below) shared by the Los Angeles Fire Department shows just how many neighborhoods are affected.

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

The fire is occurring while fighters across Southern California are battling a blaze in Ventura County.

The family who owns Rancho Padillo lives up on a hill by the ranch and awoke to the Creek fire flames at 3:43 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The LAPD was placed on a citywide tactical alert, which allows commanders to keep officers beyond the end of their shifts, giving them maximum flexibility in deploying resources.

The Foothill (210) Freeway was closed in both directions between the Golden State (5) Freeway on the west and the Glendale (2) Freeway and aren't expected to be reopened until at least later this morning.

As of early afternoon, the fire had scorched an estimated 11,000 acres.

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. Hansen Dam Recreation Area was also being used as an evacuation center for large animals. A second center is available to evacuees at the Sunland Senior Center at 8640 Fenwick Street. For small animals, shelters were in place at West Valley Animal Shelter, 20655 Plummer St., and the East Valley Animal Shelter, 14409 Vanowen St. Information on Los Angeles Unified School District campuses can be found here.

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