#SandFire Update: 65% Containment, East Side Considered Most Active

In the latest update on the Sand Fire in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County Fire Department says that the fire is now 65% contained and that the east side of the fire has most potential to be active.

Image courtesy morguefile.com

Image courtesy morguefile.com

The fire is currently at 38,346 acres burned but personnel numbers have decreased to 2,755 firefighters. LACoFD will continue monitoring all sides of the fire, and notes that winds aligned just right may possibly increase activity on the east side due to the presence of heavy fuels in the area. On the other hand, the south side has the least activity, while the north side is predicted to spread very little or none at all and the west side is carefully being watched for any activity that might harm the Sand and Placerita Canyons.

Evacuations and road closures from yesterday’s update still remain in place. As a reminder, they are:

  • Little Tujunga Canyon Rd from the Wildfire Way Station to Sand Canyon Rd and Placerita Canyon Rd
  • Soledad Canyon Rd at 14 Freeway and Bootlegger Canyon Rd (Acton)
  • Sand Canyon Rd south of Placerita Canyon Rd
  • Agua Dulce Canyon Rd at 14 Freeway (residents w/ ID can enter) and Soledad Canyon Rd (no entry)
  • Little Tujunga Canyon Rd north of the Wildfire Way Station

Yesterday’s list of evacuation centers also remain open today:

  • William S. Hart High School, 24825 Newhall Ave, Santa Clarita
  • Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills (open to large animals)
  • Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (open to large animals)
  • Hansen Dam (closed to large animals)

Call 626-574-5208 or LA County 211, or follow @LACoFDPIO and #SandFire on Twitter for updates.

Featured image by Fire Department of the County of Los Angeles [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons