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Evacuated Stevenson Ranch Mobile Home Residents Could Return Home, If Weather Permits

STEVENSON RANCH ( — Residents from 10 mobile homes in a Stevenson Ranch park who were evacuated due to heavy debris and mud flow from the Calgrove burn area could return home Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.

"It depends on what happens with today's expected rain," Bob Spencer of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works said early this morning. "We just don't know when or if they can return at this point."

The evacuation began just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the Crescent Valley Mobile Estates at 25300 The Old Road, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Cheryl Simms.

The evacuations were voluntary and affected 10 of the 80 homes at the mobile home park. The homes were considered at-risk because of mud and debris from the Calgrove burn area.

Southern California Edison and the Southern California Gas Co. workers disconnected utility service to the nine evacuated homes, he said.

Two mobile homes believed to be in harm's way were moved to safety on different pads within the mobile home park, Spencer said.

The American Red Cross opened a shelter at Santa Clarita's Newhall Community Center at 22421 Market St. Only two residents were staying at the shelter, Spencer said. The rest stayed with friends and family.

They could be back in their homes by Friday but the scenario could be repeated, he said.

"The residents are well-aware it could repeat all winter," Spencer said.

The Calgrove Fire burned about 415 acres in Santa Clarita, starting June 24, north of the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway and southeast of Calgrove Boulevard in Santa Clarita, according to a Santa Clarita city official.

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