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Creek Fire burning near Sylmar

Fire has charred 12,605 acres
Posted at 11:22 AM, Dec 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 11:29:40-05

UPDATE: (12/7/17 8:27 a.m.) Los Angeles County Fire says the Creek Fire is now 10 percent contained.



UPDATE: (12/7/17 6:28 a.m.) Los Angeles County Fire says the Creek Fire has now burned 12,605 acres and is 5 percent contained.


UPDATE 4:30 p.m: Burning 11,377 acres and is now 5% contained. All San Fernando Valley school will be closed Thursday and Friday. 210 is now back open in both directions. Families are not allowed to return back to their homes tonight.


UPDATE (12/6/17): Burning 11,377 acres and is 0% contained. 30 structures have been lost and 3 firefighters injured.


Firefighters are battling a brush fire in Kagel Canyon near Sylmar and Lake View Terrace that has forced more than 150,000 people to evacuate.

Los Angeles County Fire Department officials confirmed the blaze, the Creek Fire, broke out around 3:42 Tuesday morning and has burned at least 11,000 acres and has no containment. 

The city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County have declared a state of emergency.

There are about 800 firefighters battling the blaze. Two firefighters have been injured and they are being treated, officials said.

More than 30 structures have burned so far. 

No lives have been lost in the fire but officials urge residents to take evacuations seriously. 

Roughly 150,000 residents are asked to evacuate to Sylmar Recreation Center.

Officials said the Creek Fire is already bigger than the La Tuna Fire in September after just 12 hours. Fire crews expect it to get much bigger, and they will be there all week fighting it.