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Fire Update: Sesnon, Marek, San Bernardino, Camp Pendleton
A deer runs away, across the path of a hand crew at the top of Louise Avenue in Granada Hills (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
As of 2:15 p.m., LA County Fire told LAist over the phone that little has updated in the last few hours regarding the two fires in the San Fernando Valley. The Sesnon Fire in the Northwest Valley still has no containment and the counted amount of acres stand at 9,872. However, they've added the Tapo Canyon neighborhood to the mandatory evacuation list. "We did it out precaution but there's no immediate threat," explained an official. "It's hard to predict winds." KCAL9's helicopter shows some flare up in the area. Flames threatening homes and causing mandatory evacuations in Granada Hills have been knocked down and residents are being let back into their neighborhoods. The Marek Fire in the Northeast Valley is 70% contained at 4,824 acres.
In San Bernardino, a 225-acre fire lit up around 4:30 a.m. this morning in two spots, but firefighters contained the fire in six hours. The 215 Freeway remains closed after today's fire in addition to two other fires in the past 24 hours.
Down south at Camp Pendleton two wildfires that began have merged. "Authorities lifted an evacuation order for about 1,000 homes but said another 500 homes along the border of the Marine base remained vacated," according to the Associated Press. It has burned 3,000 acres and is 25% contained. A third fire that ignited Tuesday on base closed the 5 Freeway today, but was later reopened when firefighters said the blaze was under control. Another fire in eastern San Diego County has burned 100 acres and prompted evacuations that were later lifted when the fire was contained to 70%.