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Sand Fire Update #2: Sylmar Residents

Posted on 07/23/16

3:00 PM SATURDAY JULY 23, 2016

While the Sand Fire continues to burn with over 11,000 acres consumed and only 10% containment, lower temperatures predicted for Sunday should help firefighters battle the wildfire.

The good news is no new evacuations have been ordered for Sylmar.
Greg Hoerner, Vice Chair of the Sylmar Neighborhood Council, Emergency Preparedness Committee visited the Lake View Terrace command center for an update this afternoon.
According to Greg, LA City Fire personnel have strike teams on site at Kagel Canyon should the fire move east. An Evacuation Center has been set up at Lakeview Terrace Recreation Center  by the Red Cross and an additional Large Animal Evacuation Center is now open at the Hansom Dam Equestrian Center. Address for all evacuation sites are provided below.
For Sylmar residents, the Sylmar Neighborhood Council has opened a Community Fire Update/Information station located at (13107 Gladstone) in the Sylmar Shopping Center for community use – (Office next to Tia Chuchas) 
The center is for all of us to gather, chat and have some donuts to get the latest fire updates (pets OK). Janet Gibson, a member of the Sylmar Emergency Preparedness Committee will be on hand to answer questions. You will also be able to stay updated on the latest fire response with live feed from the Air Tac and ground crews of LACoFD on live scanner.
 
Evacuation Centers as of 3PM 7/23/16
Golden Valley High School, located at 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway in Santa Clarita.
Lakeview Terrace Recreation Center 11075 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
Large Animal Evacuation Locations
Pitchess Detention Center (Jack Bones Equestrian Center) on the Old Road in Castaic.
Agua Dulce Airport, 33638 Agua Dulce Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91390
Wayside Jail (Pitchess Detention Center), 29320 the Old Rd, Castaic, CA 91384
Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 9137
Hansen Dam Equestrian Center, located at 11127 Orca Ave. in Sylmar. Owners of large
Heath Advisory Update
Residents should also take note of the Smoke Advisory issued today by the South Coast Air Quality Management District which will remain in effect until midnight Sunday.
People are advised to avoid vigorous outdoor activity, and children, older adults and those with respiratory or heart disease should remain indoors. Residents also are being asked to keep their windows and doors closed or seek alternative shelter.

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