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Tick Fire: What to Know About Evacuations, Road and School Closures, Shelters

The Tick Fire started Thursday during a hot, dry and windy afternoon in the Santa Clarita area

Tens of thousands of residents north of Los Angeles were under evacuation orders as the Tick Fire burned in the Santa Clarita area, forcing road and school closures.

Here's what to know.

  • Size: 4,300 acres
  • Containment: 5 percent
  • Structures Destroyed: Six damaged, two lost
  • Structures Threatened: More than 15,000
  • Evacuation Orders: More than 40,000 people

Click here for updated information from Los Angeles County Emergency Services.


  • South of the 14 Freeway
  • East of Rolling Hills Avenue
  • North of Placerita Canyon Road
  • West of Agua Dulce Canyon Road

Evacuations have been lifted for some Santa Clarita neighborhoods, but officials warned that power may still be out.

Everything south of Fire Station 132 on Sand Canyon and the Sand Canyon offramp reopened. 

Residents north of Soledad between Whites and Sierra Highway were allowed to repopulate. 

As of 6 p.m. Friday night, re-population will begin along Sierra Highway at Linda Vista.

Major Road Closures

  • The California Highway Patrol reopened northbound lanes of the 14 Freeway.
  • Sand Canyon and Soledad off ramps are still closed.
  • The 14 Freeway southbound remains closed.

Evacuation Centers

  • College of the Canyons in Valencia at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
  • Large and small animals were being handled at the Castaic Animal Care Center at 31044 N. Charlie Canyon Road
  • West Ranch High School, 26255 Valencia Blvd
Some shelters had reached capacity.

School Closures

The Los Angeles Unified School District announced campuses in the San Fernando Valley would be closed Friday due to air quality and safety concerns.


  • Community Elementary
  • Roscomare Road Elementary
  • Topanga Elementary Charter
  • Valley View Elementary
  • Wonderland Avenue Elementary
  • Elementary Day School

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

  • Malibu Elementary School
  • Malibu Middle School
  • Malibu High School
  • Webster Elementary School

Department of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

  • De La Salle Elementary School – Granada Hills
  • Mary Immaculate Elementary School – Pacoima
  • Our Lady of Grace Elementary School – Encino
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School – Northridge
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School – Santa Clarita
  • Our Lady of the Valley Elementary School – Canoga Park
  • Santa Rose de Lima Elementary School – San Fernando
  • St Bridget of Sweden Elementary School – Van Nuys
  • Cyril of Jerusalem Elementary School – Encino
  • Didacus Elementary School – Sylmar
  • Euphrasia Elementary School – Granada Hills
  • John Eudes Elementary School – Chatsworth
  • Ferdinand Elementary School – San Fernando
  • Joseph the Worker Elementary School – Winnetka
  • Mel Elementary School – Woodland Hills
  • Bishop Alemany High School – Mission Hills

Castaic Union School District 

ALL schools closed

Hart School District/Santa Clarita 

ALL schools closed

Newhall School District/Santa Clarita 

ALL schools closed

Saugus School District/Santa Clarita 

ALL schools closed

Sulphur Springs Union School District/Santa Clarita

ALL schools closed

Primetime Preschool in Santa Clarita will also be closed

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