Update 8:18 a.m. (7/31)
This morning the Railroad Fire is 85% contained. In total, 13 homes were affected on Alder Drive and Trumpet Drive. There have been no reported civilian injuries, but 3 firefighters were treated at a local hospital with minor injuries last night. All roads WITH THE EXCEPTION of Alder Drive and Trumpet Drive are back OPEN. Alder and Trumpet are ONLY open to residents with ID.
Update 8:30 p.m.
Tonight the Railroad Fire is 60% contained after burning just over 10 acres and damaging 11 units at an apartment building on Alder Drive. Crews will remain on scene throughout the night. The Red Cross is working to assist those displaced.
Update 6:17 pm.
Fire crews have gained the upper hand on the fast moving Railroad Fire which impacted three structures in Newhall. Currently the fire is 50% contained. Roads remain closed in the area. Fire crews will stay on site through the night to mop up. The Red Cross has set up an evacuation center at Golden Valley High School for those displaced by the fire. Please continue to avoid the area.
Update 5:50 p.m.
Map of Newhall area where fire is located is available for download here: Newhall_RailroadFire Map
Update 5:30 p.m.
The Railroad Fire has now burned 10 acres. Fire crews have been able to slow forward progress. Three structures have been impacted. There is no containment at this time. Red Cross will be setting up a shelter at Golden Valley High School. Please avoid the area.
Update 5:09 p.m.
The Railroad Fire is threatening the Terrace Apartments in Newhall. The fire is burning between Newhall Avenue and Dockweiler and Sierra Highway and Valle Del Oro. Please avoid the area. Anyone who is still in the area should evacuate to allow fire crews to battle the blaze. Newhall Ave is currently closed from Sierra Highway to Railroad and Dockweiler is closed at Sierra Highway.
Update 4:30 p.m.
A fast moving brush fire is burning near Via Estrella in Newhall. Three to four acres are burning. Structures are threatened in the area. Please avoid the area.