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SOUTHLAND BLAZES: GUIDE TO SERVICES

Southland evacuation areas and closures

October 25, 2007

The fires that have swept through Southern California have forced hundreds of thousands of residents to evacuate, triggered numerous road closures and prompted school officials to cancel classes throughout the region. Below is a partial list of closures in the region. For the latest updates, check www.latimes.com.

Los Angeles County

Road closures:

* Schueren Road from Piuma Road to Stunt Road

* Glendora Mountain Road from Big Dalton Road to East Fork

* Bouquet Canyon Road from Shadow Valley Lane to Vasquez Canyon Road

* Bouquet Canyon Road from Vasquez Canyon Road to Spunky Canyon Road

* Vasquez Canyon Road from 1,000 feet east of Bouquet Canyon Road to Sierra Highway

* Las Flores Canyon Road from Pacific Coast Highway to Rambla Pacifico

* Vasquez Canyon Road from Bouquet Canyon Road to 1,000 feet east of Bouquet Canyon Road

* Malibu Canyon Road from Pepperdine University to Piuma Road

For more information, check http://lacounty.info/

Evacuation centers:

* Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway, Santa Clarita

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Ventura County

Road closures:

* C Street between Old Telegraph Road and Meadowlark Drive in Fillmore to accommodate firefighting equipment

For more information, check http://fire.countyofventura.org

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Orange County

Road closures:

* Santiago Canyon road south of the 241 toll road to Live Oak Canyon Road

* All of Live Oak Canyon Road

* All of Trabuco Canyon Road

* Northbound Plano Trabuco Road north of Robinson Ranch Road

For more information, check www.ocfa.org

Mandatory evacuations:

* Canyon areas off Santiago Canyon Road between Silverado Canyon Road and Live Oak Canyon Road, including the Santiago Estates area and Jackson Ranch Road. Areas along Live Oak Canyon Road through the Trabuco Canyon area, including O'Neill Regional Park to Trabuco Creek Road are also included.

Evacuation centers:

* El Toro High School, 25255 Toledo Way, Lake Forest

* El Modena High School, 3920 Spring St., Orange

School closures:

* Silverado Elementary, and all schools in the Saddleback Valley and Capistrano unified school districts will be closed today

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San Diego County

Road closures:

* Throughout San Diego County. For more information, check www.sdcdpw.org

Mandatory evacuations:

* Rancho Bernardo, west of I-15, east of I-5, north of 56 to the city limits

* Scripps Ranch, south of Beeler Canyon, east of I-15, north of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and west of California 67

* Del Mar/Solana Beach, west of Black Mountain Road, south of Del Dios Highway, north of California 56

Evacuation centers:

* Thousands of evacuees are staying at Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, San Diego. Other shelters are open throughout the county. For a complete list, go to http://www.sdcounty emergency.com

School closures:

* All San Diego County public schools, UC San Diego, San Diego State University (except the Imperial Valley campus), Cal State San Marcos and Southwestern College will be closed until Monday

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San Bernardino County

Road closures:

* All roadways into the San Bernardino Mountains remain closed to upbound, non-emergency traffic, including California 18 from 40th Street and Waterman to Big Bear Dam; California 330 from Highland to California 18; and California 138 at California 173. Evacuees are strongly urged not to use California 330 to leave the mountain. For more information, check www.sbcounty.gov

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Slide fire

Mandatory evacuations:

* Green Valley Lake

* Running Springs

Grass Valley fire

Mandatory evacuations:

* Lake Arrowhead

* Cedar Glen

* All communities from Crestline east to Grass Valley Lake and the Snow Valley area

Evacuation centers:

* National Orange Show Fairgrounds, 689 South E St., San Bernardino

* Victorville Fairgrounds, 14800 7th St., Victorville

School closures:

* Rim of the World, San Bernardino City, Redlands, and Yucaipa-Calimesa Unified School Districts, Cal State San Bernardino, San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Community College

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National Forests

All four national forests in Southern California -- the Angeles, San Bernardino, Cleveland and Los Padres -- are closed to the public until the extreme fire conditions subside. The closures apply to all national forest recreational facilities, roads and hiking trails. Violators are subject to fines and/or arrest.

Some county roads and state highways, including Angeles Crest Highway, will remain open to traffic. But drivers are urged to use extreme caution and be aware of any fire activity in the area. Individuals or organizations with special-use permits for sanctioned activities are exempt from the order.

In the San Bernardino National Forest, access is still allowed to the Serrano Campground, the Alpine Pedal Path and the Juniper Point Parking Area. Visitors must remain vigilant and obey fire restrictions, including no smoking and no wood or charcoal fires anywhere on the forest. For more information about the forests, contact the Fire Information Centers:

* Angeles National Forest: (626) 821-6700

* San Bernardino National Forest: (909) 383-5688

* Cleveland National Forest: (619) 590-3160

* Los Padres National Forest: (805) 961-5770

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