Tick Fire burns 4,300 acres in Santa Clarita; 5% containment

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UPDATE 10/25: The Tick Fire remains at 4,300 acres with 5% containment. Six structures have been destroyed in the tick fire, LA County Fire Department says.

Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced California has secured a FEMA grant to help in the Kincade Fire response.

The FEMA grant will assist local, state, and tribal agencies responding to the fire to apply for 75% reimbursement of their eligible fire suppression costs.

Governor Newsom tweeted his thanks to President Donald Trump on Friday morning.

The so-called Tick Fire is burning north of Los Angeles in the Santa Clarita area prompting evacuations of up to 50,000 people as the fires threatened homes in their immediate paths.

Officials said Thursday night, the fire has burned 3,900 acres and has burned at least six structures, but officials did not have full count of damaged structures. The fire was at 5% containment.

Los Angeles County Fire officials said smaller fires burning nearby including the Tick Branch 10 Fire along I-5 in Castaic have been contained.

As of 8 p.m., all northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 5 were open according to Caltrans.

Caltrans said the Tick Fire forced another closure of southbound lanes of Highway 14 in Agua Dulce but officials said lanes were reopened at around 7 p.m.

The Kern County Fire Department told 17 News it is sending a team of 75 firefighters and dozers to battle the Tick Fire.

The Tick Fire was reported in the area at around 1:45 p.m. in the 31600 block of Tick Canyon Road.

An evacuation center was set up at College of the Canyons in Valencia.

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