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LAPD evacuating homes in northeast San Fernando Valley

January 19, 2010 |  8:59 pm
Los Angeles police are in the northeast San Fernando Valley tonight telling residents they have to evacuate their homes by 9 a.m., authorities said.

The areas under mandatory evacuation orders include homes on Blanchard Canyon Road, Haines Canyon Avenue and Riverwood Drive near Big Tunjunga Canyon, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

In all, 262 homes are affected, said Officer Bruce Borihanh.

An evacuation center will be open at 8 a.m. at Sunland Recreational Center, 8651 Foothill Blvd. in Sunland, according to the LAPD.

Small animals can be dropped off at the Northeast Animal Shelter, 15321 Brand Blvd. in Mission Hills.

-- Robert J. Lopez