January 1, 2008 8:00 am
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July 30, 2010 3:44 pm
Since Thursday (July 29, 2010) afternoon the Crown fire has burned approximately 8,000 acres in Northern Los Angeles County (Acton Area) and is 5% contained. The fire is burning towards portions of the Leona Valley and Palmdale area. The fire threatened approximately 2,000 residences which were ordered to evacuate. Mandatory evacuation orders, Ritter Ranch and Ana Verde areas have been lifted. There is a mandatory evacuation order for the Lake Elizabeth and Leona Valley area. Several Structures have been lost including 3 trailers and 1 single family residence and a number of outbuildings. Strike teams, air tankers, and over 500 personnel are fighting the fire. A Fire Management Assistance Grant was awarded by FEMA this morning. There are concerns about protecting the major power transmission lines in the area. Damage to these major lines could impact the California power grid.
July 30, 2010 12:52 pm
CHP is reporting that the Sigalert has been cancelled: I-5 North at Valencia Blvd in Santa Clarita.
All lanes are now open.
Valencia Blvd offramp reamins closed.
The two right lanes on the I-5 northbound are closed due to an accident.
The Valencia Blvd off ramp is closed due to the accident.
Northbound exits at McBean Parkway and Magic Mountain remain open.
June 25, 2010 4:39 pm
The brush fire on the westside of the I-5 Freeway south of Calgrove in Santa Clarita has been “knocked down” according to Los Angeles County Fire . Cleanup efforts continue towards 100% containment, but the fire is out. Traffic remains slow through Santa Clarita along the southbound I-5.
June 25, 2010 4:06 pm
As reported by Los Angeles County Fire 3:50 pm.
There is a 20 acre brush fire near Calgrove Boulevard along the west side of the I-5 freeway. There is no containment yet. No homes are threatened and, as of 3:50, no traffic lanes on the 5 Freeway were closed. Los Angeles County Fire reported no containment.
California Highway Patrol is reporting slow moving traffic on southbound I-5 through Santa Clarita, but confirmed no lane closures at this time.
In regards to smoke being reported in the northern portion of the Santa Clarita Valley, Los Angeles County Fire is reporting a training burn happening at the Pitchess Detention Center. The training burn is completely unrelated to the incident near Calgrove and I-5.
January 22, 2010 9:56 am
At this time all roads in and around the Santa Clarita Valley are open with no restrictions.