California: Sage Fire evacuation orders lifted for Stevenson Ranch

Sage Fire

Above Photo by Jeff Zimmerman

Jeff Zimmerman of Zimmerman Media took some excellent photos at the Sage Fire southwest of Santa Clarita on the west side of Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles.

The South Zone Coordination Center reports this morning that the fire has burned 800 acres. The evacuation orders for 700 homes have been lifted for the Stevenson Ranch community however the area remains closed for non-residents. The fire started near Sagecrest Circle and The Old Road.

About 1,200 firefighters battled the blaze.

Sage Fire
Photo by Jeff Zimmerman.
Sage Fire
Sage Fire. Photo by Jeff Zimmerman.

The map of the Sage Fire below was generated at 8 a.m. PDT July 10, 2016 with data current as of 2:25 a.m PDT July 10, 2016.

Map Sage Fire
Map showing heat detected by a satellite (the red dots) over the Sage Fire at 2:25 a.m. PDT July 10, 2016.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills.

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2 thoughts on “California: Sage Fire evacuation orders lifted for Stevenson Ranch”

  1. I live in a fire area and I would very much like to see detailed maps of where a fire is located and the current direction that it is headed. By doing this you will give residents more warning about being evacuated.

    It is also important to give current status about the fires like level of containment and making it easier to find that information.

    Merlin Stone

    1. I wanted to validate your comment and respond by saying that the need you have expressed for detailed fire maps and information on direction of spread is recognised by the emergency responders, and they want to have that information too. There are researchers who have spent years in working toward that goal, and we’re getting closer to near-real time wildfire mapping with distribution to mobile devices on the fireline, Incident Command GIS staff, and the affected public (and news media). I applaud Bill for keeping this issue (along with the closely related topic of current location information for all personnel and equipment around the fire) highlighted in the conversation here on this site.

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