Posted this at our sister site, SummitPost, and thought maybe it would help to post here also.
The Sand Fire, started yesterday at CA-14 near west end of Soledad Canyon, has now spread south nearly to Gold Creek in Little Tujunga area. It is now very close to the Wildlife Waystation, which is a shelter-of-last-resort for many large animals (both native and exotic). They are asking for donations, transportation and storage space.
Ryan Omega - Facebook Post
Wildlife Waystation Donations Page
GEOMAC Fire Mapper - Select Data Layers->Active Fires->MODIS Fire Detection to see current boundary.
Sadly, the boundary implies that the fire has consumed the last of the oak/pine forest on Mendenhall Ridge and Magic Mountain that was left standing after the Curve Fire.
EDIT: Updates (15:35)
GEMOAC boundary shows expansion - spreading west of Bear Divide toward Camp 9 fire station, Pacoima Reservoir and Kagel Mountain engulfed (southwest corner), already crossed Yerba Buena Ridge at Gold Creek Saddle (southeast), nearing Quail Spring / Indian Canyon Road (northeast), but contained along Sand Canyon Road (northwest).
Sky is VERY dark here in Northridge. Getting a splitting headache and starting to have respiratory problems...only been outside for 3 minutes today.