Firefighters continued to face difficult weather conditions overnight and into Friday, as they fought to draw containment lines around the Tick Fire near Agua Dulce.
Authorities reported early Friday that the fire had jumped the 14 Freeway, which was closed in both directions through the area. They also expanded mandatory evacuations overnight to all of Sand Canyon. The blaze has burned roughly 4,300 acres and was 5% contained as of 7 a.m.
The fire, named for Tick Canyon Road where it sparked, has displaced about 40,000 residents. The next briefing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday. Los Angeles County fire officials said shortly after midnight that they hoped to be able to take advantage of favorable conditions overnight. But whatever grace the weather brought overnight was expected to last through Friday.
For updates on the Tick Fire, go to Laist.com
Captain Tony Imbrenda, PIO, County of Los Angeles Fire Department
Tom Fisher, Information Technology Officer at National Weather Service
Officer Amber Wright, PIO, California Highway Patrol’s Southern Division, which oversees Southern California
Eric Menjivar, PIO with Cal Trans District 7, which encompasses Los Angeles and Ventura Counties