“We’ll be prepositioning strike teams, staffing extra firefighters on our engines to have the most robust response should an ignition occur so we can get as many firefighters on that as early as possible,” said fire Capt. Tony Imbrenda.The gusty Santa Ana winds were expected to develop on Sunday afternoon and last through Monday, along with low humidity, according to the National Weather Service. Peak wind gusts are expected to range from 40 to 60 mph, the weather service said. Firefighters took advantage of the lower winds, cooler temperatures and higher humidity before the winds set in, to maintain a high operational tempo to increase containment of the Tick Fire.
“What we’re doing here today is getting the best control measures in place that we can so that we don’t have any kind of a rekindle on this incident,” fire Capt. Imbrenda said. “Then we’re going to be prepositioning resources in our high threat areas, along the I-5 corridor, where we’re working right now along the Angeles Front Country in the La Crescenta and La Canada Flintridge area, and then of course along the Santa Monica mountains.”
More than 900 firefighters remained on-scene at the Tick Fire Sunday, with more of them ready should further need arise, officials said. Four firefighter injuries have been reported during the wildfire. All evacuation shelters, including the College of the Canyons gymnasium and West Ranch High School, are now closed. The Castaic Animal Care Center remains open for animals. The Los Angeles Unified School District announced that campuses that were closed due to the fires would be back open Monday. “After-school programs will be in session. Outdoor activities may be limited, depending on conditions,” the LAUSD said via social media. KTLA’s Brian Day contributed to this report.
Dangerous fire weather conditions return to much of LA/Ventura counties tonight-Monday as gusty #SantaAna winds and very low humidities develop. Peak wind gusts 40-60 mph expected, highest in the LA county mountains. #LAWeather #cawx #Socal pic.twitter.com/elJkohQboT— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) October 27, 2019
Schools that were closed Friday due to the SoCal fires will be open on Monday, Oct. 28, and operating as usual. After-school programs will be in session. Outdoor activities may be limited, depending on conditions. Thanks to all for your cooperation. @LDNESchools @LAUSDNorthwest pic.twitter.com/2taTI6BQOw— L.A. Unified (@LASchools) October 27, 2019
Due to Red Flag Warning conditions and the "Extreme" fire danger, the following locations on Angeles National Forest will have gates closed through the end of the Red Flag event.— Angeles_NF (@Angeles_NF) October 28, 2019
Switzers Picnic Area
Glendora Mountain and Glendora Ridge Roads pic.twitter.com/1tiEBMtjWO