Page Last Updated: September 1, 2022
Information per InciWeb
Start Date: August 31, 2022
Initial Location: South of Castaic Lake, CA
Initial Latitude/Longitude: 34.497, -118.616
Latitude / Longitude Used: 34.497, -118.616 (initial)
10 Miles Radius Zip Codes: 91310, 91384, 91354, 91383, 91355, 91380, 91350, 93040, 91381, 91322, 91382, 91351
10 Miles Radius Towns/Cities: Castaic, Valencia, Santa Clarita, Piru, Stevenson Ranch, Newhall, Canyon Country
20 Miles Radius Zip Codes: 91310, 91384, 91354, 91383, 91355, 91380, 91350, 93040, 91381, 91322, 91382, 91351, 91386, 91390, 91387, 91321, 93015, 93532, 91311, 93063, 91326, 91344, 91392, 93099, 91313, 93065, 91394, 93536, 93094, 91340, 91341, 91345, 91324, 91330, 93016, 91304, 93062, 91395, 91346, 91325, 91327, 91328, 91329, 93021, 93064, 91333, 91343, 91306
20 Miles Radius Towns/Cities: Castaic, Valencia, Santa Clarita, Piru, Stevenson Ranch, Newhall, Canyon Country, Fillmore, Lake Hughes, Chatsworth, Simi Valley, Porter Ranch, Granada Hills, Sylmar, Lancaster, San Fernando, Mission Hills, Northridge, Canoga Park, Moorpark, Brandeis, Pacoima, North Hills, Winnetka
Zip Code & Town/City information pulled from FreeMapTools – Find ZIP Codes Inside a Radius
Mile radius size reference points: 5 mile radius covers about 78 sq miles, 10 mile radius covers about 314 sq miles, 15 mile radius covers about 707 sq miles, 20 mile radius covers about 1,257 sq miles, 25 mile radius covers about 1,963 sq miles, 30 mile radius covers about 2,827 sq miles, and 50 mile radius covers about 7,854 sq miles.
Acreage size reference points: 1 football field = about 1.3 acres; 640 acres = 1 sq mile;
12,800 acres = 20 sq miles; 32,000 acres = 50 sq miles; 96,000 acres = 150 sq miles; 320,000 acres = 500 sq miles; 480,000 acres = 750 sq mile.
Note about size reference points – fires rarely burn in nice even circles, therefore these reference points are general guides and the shape of the fire perimeter must be taken into account (e.g. a fire burn area may be significantly less than the 1,257 sq miles covered by a 20 mile radius yet extend beyond the 20 mile radius because the burn area is long but narrow).
MODIS & VIIRS Satellite Fire Activity Map
red dots = last 12 hours, orange dots = 12-24 hours, yellow dots = last 24-48 hours
AlertWildfire Webcams – Some AlertWildfire Webcam rotate and may be pointing away from the fire. You can also navigate to any other AlertWildfire Webcam from the links below.
Additional resources via CRA Wildfire Quick Links Page
Additional County Information Links are towards the bottom with the social media feeds
Philanthropy California 2022 California Disaster Response: Philanthropy California is an alliance of Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, and Catalyst of San Diego and Imperial Counties. As part of its Disaster Response efforts the Philanthropy California team maintains a vetted list to help you direct resources to funds supporting non-profits active in place-based relief and recovery efforts with a special focus on supporting communities facing structural impediments. Additionally some funds specifically support long-term resilience building & recovery efforts, which provide support for communities recovering in the years after a wildfire event.
Average Number of Persons per Household:
Los Angeles County: 2.96 Castaic Census Area: 3.27 State average: 2.94
Los Angeles County Percent of Persons:
Under 5 Years: 5.3% Under 18 Years: 21.1% Over 65 Years: 14.6%
Castaic Census Area Percent of Persons:
Under 5 Years: 6.7% Under 18 Years: 26.7% Over 65 Years: 10.2%
Owner-occupied housing unit rate:
Los Angeles County: 46.0% Castaic Census Area: 84.6% State average: 55.3%
Data from US Census Bureau (2021 data)
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Regional Fuel Conditions
Burning Index is a measure of fire intensity. It combines the Spread Component (a rating of the forward rate of spread of a head fire) and Energy Release Component (estimated potential available energy released per unit area in the flaming zone of a fire) to relate to the contribution of fire behavior to the effort of containing a fire.
100-Hour Fuel Moisture
100-Hour Fuel Moisture is computed from 24–hour average conditions composed of day length, hours of rain, and daily temperature/humidity ranges. It can also be used as a very rough estimate of the average moisture content of the forest floor from three-fourths inch to four inches below the surface.