Evacuations Ordered as Powerhouse Fire Grows, Threatens Homes

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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (KTLA) — The Powerhouse Fire in the Angeles National Forest was increasing in size and threatening homes on Saturday night.

Authorities ordered immediate evacuations from San Francisquito Canyon Road up to Elizabeth Lake Road and areas south of Lake Hughes Road.

A Red Cross evacuation center was set up at the Marie Kerr Park recreation center at 2723-A Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale.

An evacuation site for large animals has been set up at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds at 2551 West Avenue H in Lancaster.

Hundreds of firefighters and personnel continued to fight the flames, near Santa Clarita.  But with the forecast calling for temperatures near 100 degrees, there were fears that crews could easily become dehydrated and exhausted.

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