Southern California

Sand Fire Evacuation, Road Closure Updates

Evacuations were ordered as a wildfire that began Friday in the Santa Clarita Valley continued to spread during hot and dry conditions in Southern California.


Almost all evacuation orders were lifted as of 7 p.m. Monday but remained in effect for residents of Placerita Canyon Road from Running Horse Lane to Pacy Street, and along Little Tujunga Road from the Wildlife Waystation to Sand Canyon Road and Placerita Canyon Road.

U.S. Forest Service officials said evacuation orders will also remain in place on Agua Dulce Canyon Road from Soledad Canyon Road to about a quarter- mile south of the Antelope Valley Freeway, and along Soledad Canyon Road for one mile on either side of Agua Dulce Canyon Road.

Road Closures:

The Escondido Canyon Road exit of the northbound Antelope Valley Freeway is closed, as are the Crown Valley Road exits of the northbound and southbound 14 Freeway. There was no entry into Sand Canyon from Sand Canyon and Soledad Canyon roads; no access to Sand Canyon, Soledad Canyon Road and Placerita Canyon, Agua Dulce Canyon Road or Crown Valley Road from the Antelope Valley Freeway; and Sand Canyon Road was shut down east of Placerita Canyon to 12300 Little Tujunga Canyon Road.

Where to Go:

Highland High School 
39055 25th Street Wes

Highland High School

39055 25th Street West 

Lakeview Terrace Recreation Center

11075 Foothill Blvd, Lakeview Terrace, 91340

Hart High School

24825 N. Newhall Ave 

Where Animals Go:

Shelter for large animals was made available at Pierce College at 6201 Winnetka Ave in Woodland Hills.

LA County Animal Control also said livestock could be taken to the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds at 2551 W Avenue H in Lancaster.

Hansen Dam Equestrian Center had reached capacity, officials said.

Small pets can be taken to Golden Valley High School at 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway.

Who to Call:

Residents can call 626-574-5208 to get updates throughout the evening.

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station also reminded residents to keep the six "P’s" ready in the event that residents must evacuate:

  • People, pets
  • Papers, phone numbers, important documents
  • Prescriptions, vitamins, eyeglasses
  • Pictures, replaceable memorabilia
  • Personal computers (information on hard drive and disks)
  • Plastic – credit cards, ATM cards, cash
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