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26 Oct 2019 | 08:00 PM UTC

US: Authorities lift evacuation orders in Los Angeles county (California state) October 26 /update 2

United States of America News Alert

Authorities lift evacuation orders in Los Angeles county (California state) on October 26 following outbreak of Tick fire; blaze 25 percent contained as of Saturday morning

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/26/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/27/2019, 11:59 PM (US/Pacific). COUNTRY/REGION Los Angeles, Santa Clarita

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Event

On Saturday, October 26, local authorities lifted evacuation orders for areas in Los Angeles county (California state) impacted by the Tick fire. The blaze, which broke out on the afternoon of Thursday, October 24, near Santa Clarita, is 25 percent contained as of Saturday morning (local time). According to officials, the fire has burned roughly 4615 acres (1867 hectares) and destroyed or damaged 18 structures. Approximately 50,000 residents were evacuated in the wake of the fire but have since been allowed to return to their homes. Up-to-date information can be found on the county emergency website here.

The blaze may continue to spread over the coming hours and days as high winds are forecast across California through Sunday, October 27. Further evacuation orders, road closures, and power outages are possible in the vicinity of the wildfire and evacuation zones.

Advice

Individuals in Los Angeles county are advised to monitor developments to the situation, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities (e.g. evacuation notices, road closures), and exercise caution when traveling near the wildfire. Children and those with respiratory illness are advised to limit outdoor activity.

 

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