Route Fire Incident Resource Page (archived)

Route Fire

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).

Fire Information

InciWeb Incident Page

Southern California Geographic Coordination Center News & Notes

MODIS & VIIRS Satellite Fire Activity Map
red dots = last 12 hours, orange dots = 12-24 hours, yellow dots = last 24-48 hours

NASA FIRMS Satellite Fire Activity Map (downloadable NASA FIRMS – KMZ and Shapefiles)

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.

Whitaker Middle Peak 1      Whitaker Middle Peak 2      Whitaker Ridge 1      Whitaker Ridge 2

Additional resources via CRA Wildfire Quick Links Page

Additional County Information Links are towards the bottom with the social media feeds

Evacuation & Shelter Information

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)

Power & Gas Los Angeles County Outage List – This site provides aggregates live power outage data, though may not include some of the smaller local utilities.

SCE Outage Map


FAA No Fly Zones – provides a list of no fly / restricted flight areas

Flight Radar 24 – here you can see flight paths of aviation fire fighting resources including both planes and helicopters.

Air Quality & Smoke Links


Wind Map

Temperature Map

National Weather Service Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Regional Fuel Conditions

Burning Index

Burning Index

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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

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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.

County Links & Social Media Feeds