Evacuations Lifted Near Creek Fire Burn Area Amid Storm - NBC Southern California

Evacuations Lifted Near Creek Fire Burn Area Amid Storm

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    Bracing for Mudslides in Kagel Canyon

    Recent fire victims in Kagel Canyon brace for possible mudslides. John Cádiz Klemack reports for NBC4 News on Friday, March 2, 2018. (Published Friday, March 2, 2018)

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    Mandatory evacuations were lifted for hundreds of residents in Sylmar near the Creek Fire burn area Tuesday morning as heavy downpour rained down on the region.

    The worst of the winter storm hit Tuesday starting at 5 a.m., causing downed power lines and debris flow near burn scars and closing freeways across SoCal. 

    The Creek Fire scorched more than 15,000 acres in December before it was contained, leaving shifting soil vulnerable during the biggest storm of the season. 

    Mud Slide Probability High in Creek Fire Burn Area

    [LA] Mud Slide Probability High in Creek Fire Burn Area

    Mud flow probability was estimated at 60-80 percent near the Creek Fire burn scar as mandatory evacuations were ordered ahead of a major storm. Jonathan Gonzalez reports for Today in LA Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018)

    While residents have been putting up barriers in the area in anticipation of the January storm, fire crews still urged residents to get out. 

    The probability of mudslides in the Kagel Canyon area prior to the storm was gauged at 60-80 percent.  

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department imposed mandatory evacuations in the Kagel Canyon, Lopez Canyon and Little Tujunga Canyon areas Monday ahead of the storm. The evacuations were lifted by Tuesday at 10 a.m., but only residents with ID would be allowed back into the area. Roads were to reopen as well.

    An evacuation center was set up at the Sun Valley Recreation Center at 8133 Vineland Avenue. Large animals were taken to Pierce College at 6201 Winnetka Avenue in Woodland Hills.

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