Skirball Fire Update & Emergency Preparedness

Please share this helpful information regarding the Skirball and other fires affecting the greater Los Angeles area.

  • If you are in the evacuation zone, please leave as soon as possible!
  • Use this Preparation Guide to plan your evacuation.
  • If you are near an evacuation zone please stay vigilant and be ready to leave.

Mobile Phone Updates

To receive text updates regarding the Skirball Fire on your mobile phone, text “NotifyLA” to 888-777.


LAFD Updates

Use this link to see updates directly from the LA Fire Department.

LAUSD School Closures

Use this link to see which schools are closed due to the Skirball and Sylmar fires.

Helpful Twitter Handles

The following Twitter handles will provide up-to-date information regarding evacuations, road and school closures:

  • LAPD - @LAPD
  • LAFD - @LAFD
  • LAUSD - @LASchools
  • Cal Trans District 7 - @CalTransDist7

Emergency Shelters

  • Balboa Recreation Center (17015 Burbank Blvd, Encino)
  • Cheviot Hills Recreation Center (2551 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064)
  • Delano Recreation Center (15100 Erwin St, Van Nuys)
  • Westwood Recreation Center (1350 S Sepulveda Bl)
  • Van Nuys Recreation Center (14301 Vanowen St)

Emergency Animal Shelters

LARGE animals:

  • Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (2551 W Ave L, Lancaster)
  • Fairplex (1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona)

SMALL animals:  Any City of Los Angeles animal shelter will hold your pet during the evacuation period.