Railroad Fire 95 Percent Contained After Leaving Several Santa Clarita Families Without Homes

by Santa Clarita Coalition
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The Railroad Fire in Santa Clarita is is 95 percent contained after burning over 10 acres of land and over a dozen homes.  

Los Angeles County Firefighters are in the final stages of containing the fire that broke out Monday in Santa Clarita.

“The Fire in 95 percent contained,” according to Fire Inspector Sal Alvardo. Firefighters are keeping an eye on troublesome areas and placing flame retardant materials around the burned area.

“We’re still surveying the land,” said Alvardo who is keeping 24-hour surveillance on the area.

The fire was reported to firefighters at roughly 4:15 p.m. on Monday after it broke out near the 20900 block of Via Estrella. By 6:15 p.m., the spread of the fire had been halted, but not before 13 homes had been affected by the fire.

The fire caused many Santa Clarita residents to evacuate the area, and led to numerous road closures in the area.

Related: Railroad Fire Burned 13 Homes, 85 Percent Contained

Currently, there is no known cause for the fire. According to officials, an investigation into the cause of the fire will be conducted after the clean-up is complete.

After the clean-up is complete, an arson investigation will be conducted, which is standard procedure for all fires in the area. This will likely be within two weeks to a month after the clean-up efforts are complete, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.

The fire caused three firefighters to be taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

The non-profit Santa Clarita Disaster Coalition is working with local officials to provide assistance to victims of the Railroad Fire. Alongside the City of Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles County Fire Department the Santa Clarita Disaster Coalition is looking to reach out to families left without a home due to the fire.

If you or someone you know has been affected by the Railroad Fire call (661) 298-1220 to speak with the Santa Clarita Disaster Coalition, or contact the coalition by email.

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