Immediate evacuations have been ordered by LA County Fire Department and LA County Sheriff’s Department

Lake Hughes, California - June 1, 2013

The Los Angeles County Fire Department along with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has ordered immediate evacuations from San Francisquito Canyon Road up to Elizabeth Lake Road and areas south of Lake Hughes Road. Additional Emergency Personnel has been activated to assist in evacuations.

Road closures have been ordered in Castaic at Lake Hughes Road as well as Lake Hughes Road to Elizabeth Lake Road. These road closures went into effect due to the heavy equipment traveling the road throughout the course of the day. Road closures initiated yesterday are still in effect. Only Santa Clarita residents and Emergency personnel will be allowed to enter San Francisquito Canyon Road at Copper Hill. Only Emergency personnel will be able to enter the areas between Calle Daggett and the Department of Water and Power Village off the San Francisquito Canyon Road.

A Red Cross evacuation center has been set up at Marie Kerr Park, located at 39700 30th St. West, in the City of Palmdale. The evacuation site for large animals has been set up at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (Gate 3), located at 2551 West Avenue H, in the City of Lancaster.

The Cal Fire site Evacuation Checklist:

• Critical Medication
• Important photos and personal papers
• Essential valuables
• Pets and livestock
• Change of clothes and toiletries
• Cell phone and charger
• Critical papers and effects in a fire-proof safe
• Evacuation Route Map with at least two routes
• Drive your planned route of escape before an actual emergency

For additional information regarding the evacuation process please visit the Cal Fire website at

- Deputy Jodi Wolfe

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