93 buildings damaged by last week’s fires
UPDATE – Tuesday 11:30pm: Sheriff's officials have now determined that a juvenile boy set the Buckweed Fire after playing with matches. Read more on this breaking story by clicking here.
When the Santa Clarita wildfires started, it was only a matter of minutes before they sprinted up and through valleys and put Santa Clarita homes and buildings at risk.
Two KHTS reporters witnessed first hand when the Magic Fire went from spark to inferno in the blink of an eye and burned just a few feet behind Westridge homes. Residents in Saugus, Canyon Country, Castaic and Val
Verde had similar occurrences, and were notified of impending evacuations with little warning because the flames moved so fast.
And while many homes were saved by firefighters, others were not. California’s office of Emergency Management has released some final numbers for the Santa Clarita wildfires, which reflect the severity of this area’s damage.
In all, ninety three buildings were damaged to some extent. Of those, twenty two homes were destroyed completely. Further details are listed below.
21 homes destroyed, 22 outbuildings destroyed.
15 homes damaged, 23 outbuildings damaged
1 home destroyed, 9 outbuildings destroyed.
2 outbuildings damaged.
The Buckeweed fire has been fully contained. The Ranch fire is 97% contained, and fire crews do not expect full containment until Saturday November third. No buildings are in danger and all evacuations in the area are no longer effective.
Fierce winds are expected again this weekend in Santa Clarita, so please be very careful!