This map shows mandatory evacuation zone, evacuation centers for Creek Fire

Cheryl Sanders
December 8, 2017

Further inland, the Creek Fire burning over Sylmar is giving an apocalyptic hue to the morning commute along the 5 Freeway.

Three firefighters were injured Tuesday, and were hospitalized in stable condition.

As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, an estimated 11,377 acres had burned and 2,500 structures were threatened, according to the U.S. Forest Service, which was fighting the fire in a unified command with the Los Angeles city and county fire departments. Reports indicated that at least one home had been damaged but firefighters told reporters at the scene that four or five others had also caught fire.

Patricia Padilla, the owner of the ranch, said she agonized over leaving the horses, but the firemen who knocked at her door and told her to evacuate had made it clear that it was a matter of life and death that she and her family leave immediately.

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.

A smoke advisory issued by the South Coast Air Quality Management District says that wind-blown smoke is making the air most hazardous in the San Fernando Valley and Malibu areas.

LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas warned that the battle was likely to continue until at least Friday.

Parts of Foothill Boulevard and Osborne Street.

According to Curbed LA, the fire prompted mandatory evacuations throughout the area.

The communities of Kagel Canyon, Lakeview Terrace, Sunland, Sylmar, Pacoima, Lopez Canyon and Shadow Hills also were under evacuation orders.

The map also pinpoints evacuation centers.

Numerous animals were being housed at Pierce College, which was at capacity Wednesday afternoon and not accepting additional animals.

Horses and other large animals can be brought to the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center at 11127 Orcas Sylmar and the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds at 2551 W. Avenue H, in Lancaster.

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