The Tick Fire began at 1:42 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2019 near Canyon Country. Within minutes, it escalated to a third alarm fire.

The Tick Fire began at 1:42 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2019, near Canyon Country. Within minutes, it escalated to a third alarm fire.

During the first operational period, there were over 900 firefighters dedicated to this fire from the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and its partnering agencies.

As of Thursday morning, October 31, the Tick Fire has burned 4,615 acres with 100% containment. It damaged 45 structures and destroyed 29 structures.  Four firefighters were injured during the Tick Fire.

Wildfire preparation and prevention go hand-in-hand and the LACoFD urges all residents to always be ready for emergencies. To download a copy of the Ready! Set! Go! Personal Wildfire Action Plan, visit https://www.fire.lacounty.gov/rsg/.