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Updates On Santa Clarita Fires

Updated Tuesday 11:33 a.m.

 

There are currently 85 firefighters and support personnel assigned to the fire, including 2 crews, 5 engines and 3 helicopters. 

 

Yesterday, crews spent most of their time constructing fire lines, and mopping up hot spots in the western finger of the Ranch Fire. The initial cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

 

Both the Los Angeles and the Los Padres National Forests remain closed due to extreme fire conditions and fire activity in southern California.  Feel free to call the Los Padres National Forest at 805-961-5770 or the Angeles National Forest at 626-821-6700 for additional information.

  
The Ranch (Castaic) Fire:
 
58,401 acres burned, 97% containment.  Full containment was expected sometime Tuesday, however, the fire command has pushed the full containment date back to November third. Los Padres National Forest representatives tell KHTS that this decision was made because of ongoing hot spots and further precautionary measures.  No movement is expected, but predictions of strong wind conditions have fire crews taking the highest precautions. 

 
Bouquet Canyon from Vasquez to Spunky Canyon is currently open, according to the CHP Road Conditions Department. 
 
And while Vasquez Bridge is still closed, the County is estimating that the bridge will be re-opened by November 12th.
 
Repairs are continuing on the I-5 Freeway truck lane tunnel. Cal-Trans is now saying it will take weeks, not months before it re-opens. 
 

Two local assistance centers have been established by FEMA  from Oct 26th – Nov 8th (M-F) 8am- 6pm (Sat- Sun) 8am- 3pm at:
 
City of Santa Clarita Sports Complex in the Activities Center
George A. Caravalho Santa Clarita Sports Complex
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
 

Castaic Regional Sports Complex

31230 North Castaic Road
Castaic, CA 91384
Please pre-register by telephone (800) 621-FEMA (3362) or TTY (800) 462-7585 or online at fema.gov
 
BE AWARE OF SCAMS- Some people are taking advantage of our residents by offering services for a large deposit to clean up debris but are not performing any services.

If you are offered any home improvement services and are asked to receive the permit yourself by the contractor beware; that could mean the contractor is not licensed.
 
 
Red Cross numbers:

The American Red Cross has been working hard to assist those impacted by this disaster here in Santa Clarita. If you, or someone you know lost their home or needs Red Cross Disaster assistance, you can call their temporary family services number at 661-222-3191. Their permanent main office line is 661-259-1805. And the 24-hour Red Cross hotline number is: (800) 540-2000.
 
The American Red Cross is taking donations for the Southland Fires. Santa Clarita, has its own Red Cross district office that is part of the American Red Cross, Los Angeles Chapter. If you would like your donation to the Red Cross to remain serving the Santa Clarita Valley, please send your donations to our local Red Cross Office and make certain you note: Santa Clarita Fires on the memo of your check:
 
American Red Cross
23838 West Valencia Blvd.
Santa Clarita, CA. 91355
(661) 259-1805
 
 
The SCV Disaster Coalition is now prepared to accept donations that will go to help the families who were impacted by this disaster. Here's how you can help:
 
They are asking for donations of either gift cards or money. There are three drop off locations here in town, or you can mail your donation. You may also donate online at scvcoalition.com.

SCV Disaster Coalition non -profit ID: 95-308-1997

If you would like to mail your donation, please mail it to:
(make sure to make the check out to the SCV Disaster Coalition…not KHTS. )
 
SCV Disaster Coalition
Care Of KHTS AM 1220 Radio
27225 Camp Plenty Rd, Suite 8
Santa Clarita, CA 91351
 
Or you can drop a donation off at one of these locations:

Santa Clarita Senior Center
22900 Market Street
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
(661) 259-9444
 
Santa Clarita City Hall
23920 Valencia Boulevard,
Santa Clarita, California 91355 
 
KHTS AM 1220 Radio
27225 Camp Plenty Rd, Suite 8
Santa Clarita, CA 91351
 
The ranch at the Heads Up, Horseback Riding Therapy Program burnt down on Bouquet. Currently, Heads Up needs the following items:
 
STABLE SUPPLIES
Fly Spray – both sprays and roll-ons.
Body Clippers
Small clippers for trimmings
Small buckets
Hoof dressings
Brushes
Polo wraps – leg protection
Quilted pillow wraps – for legs
1 cribbing strap

RIDING EQUIPMENT
Bridles
Bits
Reins
1 breastplate
Western Saddles
Cinches & girths
English Saddles – needs to be All purpose models / with high cantle &
knee pads. Mainly kids size.
Safety stirrups – peacock
Saddle pads
Lunge whip
Lunge lines

 

The 12 Heads Up horses are currently being accommodated at a private
residence in Sand Canyon. No plans have been announced yet regarding
the lesson and training program's resuming. First, the needs of the
horses and facility must be met to ensure safety for the animals and
riders.

 

Volunteers are needed to help with clean-up and horse care.

 

Please contact Ecole Lathrop

 

Valencia Sport Saddlery
26046 Bouquet Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
661-255-6713

Updates On Santa Clarita Fires

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