The Creek Fire ripping through Sylmar has prompted as many as 150,000 evacuations along a big swath of the San Fernando Valley, mostly north of the 210 freeway.
Fueled by wicked winds, the fire has charred at least 11,000 acres. There are reports that it has damaged or destroyed at least 30 homes.
The number of areas evacuated because of the Creek Fire expanded throughout the day on Tuesday, and the map (below) shared by the Los Angeles Fire Department shows just how many neighborhoods are affected. It’s being updated in real-time.
Emergency shelters (Set up to accommodate sleeping overnight)
- Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave., Sylmar)
- Branford Recreation Center (13306 Branford Street, Pacoima)
- Ritchie Valens Recreation Center (10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Pacoima)
- Sun Valley Recreation Center (8133 Vineland Ave, Sun Valley)
- Sepulveda Recreation Center (8825 Kester Ave, Panorama City)
- Granada Hills Recreation Center (16730 Chatsworth St, Granada Hills)
- Stonehurst Recreation Center (9901 Dronefield Ave, Sun Valley)
- Valley Plaza Recreation Center (12240 Archwood St, North Hollywood)
- North Hollywood Recreation Center (11430 Chandler Blvd, North Hollywood)
- Chatsworth South Recreation Center (22360 Devonshire St, Chatsworth)
- Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Recreation Center (14201 Huston Street, Sherman Oaks)
- Mason Recreation Center (10500 Mason Ave, Chatsworth)
- Balboa Recreation Center (17015 Burbank Blvd, Encino)
- Lanark Recreation Center (21816 Lanark St, Canoga Park)
- Chevy Chase Recreation Center (4165 Chevy Chase Dr, Atwater Village)
- Yosemite Recreation Center (1840 Yosemite Dr, Eagle Rock)
For small animals
- West Valley Animal Shelter (20655 Plummer St., Chatsworth)
- East Valley Animal Shelter (14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys)
For large animals
- Pierce College (6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills)
- Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (2551 W Avenue H, Lancaster)
Our thoughts and prayers are with those that have been affected and the brave firefighters that are on the front line. “if you have questions re disaster relief or to find out about resources that are available to those affected, feel free to contact Disasterassistance.gov or call (800)621-3362.