>>MORNING UPDATE - 7:3O A.M. [CREEK FIRE]>>
The wind-driven Creek Fire continues to burn in the hills near Sylmar and Sunland-Tujunga. At this time, there are NO evacuation orders in the City of Burbank.
For evacuation and emergency shelter information related to the Creek Fire, click here: http://bit.ly/2ABiM8R.
AIR QUALITY ALERT:
Smoke from the Creek fire has generated poor air quality in Los Angeles County and the greater San Fernando Valley, including the City of Burbank. People are encouraged to remain indoors if possible and avoid strenuous activity or prolonged periods outdoors. This is especially important to young children, the elderly, and those with allergies and respiratory conditions like asthma.
The Burbank Police encourage residents to sign up for Nixle alerts by texting your zip code to 888-777. Also, please visit ReadyBurbank.org, which provides emergency preparedness information and allows users to register to receive Burbank Community Alerts.
Please do not call dispatch or 9-1-1 for information regarding evacuation orders or the fire. We need to keep emergency lines open.
Latest Weather Statement from the National Weather Service:
"...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
* WINDS AND TIMING...Areas of northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph can be expected through this evening. Gusts to 60 mph are possible again tonight through Thursday.
* Impacts...Winds this strong may down trees and power lines,
causing property damage or power outages. In addition, there
is the potential for blowing dust and debris, especially near
recent burn areas. Cross winds can make driving difficult,
especially for drivers of high profile vehicles and vehicles
When driving, use extra caution. Be prepared for sudden gusty
A High Wind Watch means that conditions are favorable for
potentially damaging winds of 58 mph or greater. Be prepared to
secure all loose outdoor furniture in advance of the onset of
strong winds. Monitor the latest forecasts on NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite media source.
Sergeant Derek Green, Public Information Officer