Sylmar Residents Wake to Thousands of Acres Burned in Creek Fire

Sylmar residents woke to cars honking and neighbors fleeing as the Creek Fire burned thousands of acres overnight Tuesday. By the morning, mandatory evacuations were in place.

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SUNLAND, CA - DECEMBER 05: A resident holds a leaking hose on his burning property during the Creek Fire on December 5, 2017 in Sunland, California. Strong Santa Ana winds are rapidly pushing multiple wildfires across the region, expanding across tens of thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of homes and structures. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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SYLMAR, CA - DECEMBER 06: A burned classic car is seen in Little Tujunga Canyon during the Creek Fire on December 6, 2017 near Sylmar, California. Strong Santa Ana winds are pushing multiple wildfires across the region, expanding across tens of thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of homes and structures. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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SUNLAND, CA - DECEMBER 05: The ruins of a house smolder at night during the Creek Fire on December 5, 2017 in Sunland, California. Strong Santa Ana winds are rapidly pushing multiple wildfires across the region, expanding across tens of thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of homes and structures. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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SUNLAND, CA - DECEMBER 05: A resident holds a leaking hose on his burning property during the Creek Fire on December 5, 2017 in Sunland, California. Strong Santa Ana winds are rapidly pushing multiple wildfires across the region, expanding across tens of thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of homes and structures. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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SAN DIEGO - OCTOBER 23: The remains of a home that was destroyed by fire smolders in Del Dios October 23, 2007 near San Diego, California. The Witch Creek fire, which started outside of Ramona, California has burned over 145,000 acres and destroyed numerous structures as fires rage across Southern California. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
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SUNLAND, CA - DECEMBER 05: Strong wind blows embers across the smoldering ruins of a house at the Creek Fire on December 5, 2017 in Sunland, California. Strong Santa Ana winds are rapidly pushing multiple wildfires across the region, expanding across tens of thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of homes and structures.
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SUNLAND, CA - DECEMBER 05: A resident hoses a burning palm tree during the Creek Fire on December 5, 2017 in Sunland, California. Strong Santa Ana winds are rapidly pushing multiple wildfires across the region, expanding across tens of thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of homes and structures.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: The Creek Fire burns on a hillside in the Shadow Hills neighborhood on December 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Strong Santa Ana winds are rapidly pushing multiple wildfires across the region, expanding across tens of thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of homes and structures.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: People view the Creek Fire burn on a hillside in the Shadow Hills neighborhood on December 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Strong Santa Ana winds are rapidly pushing multiple wildfires across the region, expanding across tens of thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of homes and structures.
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Sylmar residents woke to cars honking and neighbors fleeing as the Creek Fire burned thousands of acres overnight Tuesday. By the morning, mandatory evacuations were in place.

nThe Creek Fire burned as another fast-moving fire, dubbed the Thomas Fire, consumed tens of thousands of acres overnight. Read more here.
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