Bars and Restaurants Close as Creek Fire Rages Across North LA

A brush fire in the Bel Air area is seen burning near a structure

On Tuesday, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) reached out to Governor Jerry Brown's office to request a state of emergency be declared in Los Angeles County in response to the Rye Fire and Sylmar Fire.

The family who owns Rancho Padillo lives up on a hill by the ranch and awoke to the Creek fire flames at 3:43 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

A spokesman for the Wildlife Waystation said he received a voicemail from the sanctuary Thursday morning notifying him that they would begin returning some of their smaller animals, such as monkeys and birds of prey, earlier in the day.

The 210 interchange with the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway was also closed.

The fire has burned 12,605 acres and was 10 percent contained.

Evacuations were also issued for Arroyo Street north of the 210 Freeway and areas of Maclay, Pocoima Wash west of Sayre Street and Eldridge, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart stated in an update.

A map of now evacuated areas and shelters can be found here. The fire also forced a mass evacuation of large animals, primarily horses but also others such as alpacas. An evacuation center had been opened at the Sunland Senior Center at 8640 Fenwick St., but that center was closed as the fire expanded toward that area. Los Angeles Mission College's Main Campus at 13356 Eldridge Ave. and the East Campus at 12890 Harding St., both in Sylmar, were closed for the day, but there was no immediate word if classes would resume today.

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