This looks like the monster incident of this season’s Santa Ana Wind fueled fires so far. The Buckweed Fire began in Agua Dulce, north of Santa Clarita.
The fire has already burned 10,000 acres and early reports indicate 3,800 homes are threatened.
This one has ugly written all over it. This one could burn to Interstate 5 by morning.
Streaming video of the incident via MyFoxLA.com.
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October 21st – 5:45 p.m Update
Buckweed Fire Update:
A total of 10 structures have been lost at this time due to the fire;
A total of more than 10,000 acres have burned thus far;
MANDATORY evacuations of upper Bouquet Canyon and Vasquez Canyon have been announced, as well as the San Francisquito Canyon and Copperhill areas, up to Spunky Canyon.
A total of 3,800 residences are threatened as a result of the fire and further evacuations may be announced this evening;
Animal evacuations are being coordinated by the L.A. County Sheriff and Animal Control.
Only residents are being allowed into the evacuation areas;
Both the Saugus Union School District and the Castaic School District have announced that there will be no school tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 22, 2007.
The following road closures are in affect:
Sierra Highway and David Way
Bouquet Canyon and David Way
Bouquet and Vasquez Canyon
Aqua Dulce and Sierra Highway
Sierra Highway and Vasquez Canyon
Whites Canyon and Steinway