“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Lake View Terrace in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)


Creek Fire

Firefighters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, February 21, 2018
1. Firefighters Marker
Inscription.  In dedication to the Firefighters who heroically defended Wildlife Waystation throughout the entire December 2017 Creek Fire. Our eternal gratitude for their selfless act of bravery - Cal Fire, Contra Costa County Fire, Los Angeles County Fire Dept, Los Angeles Fire Dept, Los Angeles Fire Dept Air Ops, Los Angeles Strike Team 1119A, West Sacramento Fire Dept, US Forest Service Angeles National Forest, and the many other California firefighting departments.
Erected 2018 by Wildlife Waystation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsDisasters. A significant historical month for this entry is December 2017.
Location. 34° 19.894′ N, 118° 20.684′ W. Marker is near Lake View Terrace, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Little Tujunga Canyon Road, 5 miles north of U.S. 210. Located inside Wildlife Waystation, which was only open to the public during pre-arranged tours. In 2019 the process of permanently closing the facility began. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14831 Little Tujunga Cyn Rd, Sylmar CA 91342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker
Firefighters Marker in front of lion cage image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, February 21, 2018
2. Firefighters Marker in front of lion cage
Dedication ceremony, February 21, 2018.
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, measured as the crow flies. Glen Haven Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); 1971 Sylmar Earthquake (approx. 4.2 miles away); Loop Fire (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Griffith Ranch (approx. 4.8 miles away); Consider: Seven Generations (approx. 4.9 miles away); Sunland Welcome Nature Garden (approx. 5 miles away); PFC David M. Gonzales (approx. 5.8 miles away); Verdugo Hills Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away).
Regarding Firefighters. Wildlife Waystation was a 160-acre private animal sanctuary in the Angeles National Forest, home to over 400 wild and exotic animals comprising over 100 different species, providing a place of refuge and healing for animals in need, supported solely by donations, not open to the public except during pre-arranged tours.

The Creek Fire began December 5, 2017, and by December 9 it had burned over 15,000 acres, destroyed 60 homes, 115,000 residents evacuated, three firefighters injured.

Update: On August 11, 2019, the Wildlife Waystation Board of Directors voted to close the facility due to financial trouble after damage from the Creek Fire and floods. Also, the founder / manager had recently retired, and a suitable replacement could not be found.
Also see . . .
1. Wildlife Waystation. (Submitted on February 22, 2018.)
Another Marker nearby image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, February 21, 2018
3. Another Marker nearby
In dedication to our Sheriff Departments - Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

2. Creek Fire. Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 22, 2018.) 
Additional keywords. Wild animal rescue
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2018. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on August 20, 2019. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 22, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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