SCV News | Tick Fire: Friday Morning Press Conference, 10-25-2019
Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby, Supervisor Kathryn Barger other officials provide an update on the Tick Fire in Canyon Country and Saugus areas of Santa Clarita.
Around 3:16 a.m. Friday morning, the Tick Fire jumped the 14 freeway on the east side. The fire grew to 4,300 acres with a 5 percent containment overnight.
The Tick Fire began around 1:42 p.m. on October 24 in Agua Dulce.
The 14 freeway is closed in both directions from Golden Valley to Escondido Canyon.
Additional evacuations are now in place including South of the 14 freeway, East of Sand Canyon Road, North of Placerita Canyon Road and West of Agua Dulce Canyon Road. Please be ready to evacuate and follow direction from public safety officials.
Mandatory evacuations for all of Sand Canyon from 14 freeway to Placerita Canyon Road have been ordered. Voluntary evacuations are still in place for Fair Oaks.
A new evacuation center has been opened at West Ranch High School (26255 Valencia Blvd.).
PROGRAM CANCELLATIONS AND CLOSURES
All Sulphur Springs, Hart District, Saugus Union, Castaic Union, Newhall school districts are closed Friday, October 25.
Access services have been canceled for ADA patrons from the Santa Clarita Valley to Olive View for today. Programming at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, Newhall Community Center, Canyon Country Community Center and Central Park has been canceled.(c) 2019 SCVTV