Additional Evacuations and Road Closures due to the “Powerhouse” Brush Fire

Lake Hughes, California - June 1, 2013

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department along with the LA County Fire Department are in the process of evacuating the 41600 Block of Lake Hughes Road north to the Mendenhall Probation camp due to the “Powerhouse” brush fire. The fire has burned approximately 3,600 acres and continues to move in a northbound direction.

Approximately 600 firefighters are on scene fighting the brush fire as well as assisting with evacuations. At this time the brush fire is 15% contained with no reported injuries or lost structures.

Additional 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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