MALIBU (CBSLA) — Campers were evacuated from the Leo Carrillo State Park campground Thursday morning after a nearby creek began flooding from the rain.
Los Angeles County firefighters were able to assist approximately 50 people in leaving the campground.READ MORE: LA County Confirms More Than 28,000 COVID Deaths; Reports Highest Number of Daily New Deaths Since April 2021
“We had some campers that were trapped, unable to make it higher ground, due to fast-moving water,” said Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Ron Haralson. “Their vehicles were flooded up to the doors. We were able to assist/rescue 27 people to safety.”
The fire crews were working on a plan to get them out of the area. Ventura County firefighters were assisting L.A. County crews.
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This is Leo Carrillo camp grounds in Malibu. Heavy presence of fire equipment. Multiple stranded families rescued #Muddy #LARain #swiftwater @MPrepardness @LHSLASD @Cal_OES @LACoFDPIO pic.twitter.com/9pEklKlTVH
— Malibu Emergency Preparedness Solutions🚑🚓🚒🚔🚁 (@MPrepardness) December 30, 2021
David Saul, the owner of Malibu Emergency Preparedness Solutions, captured a video of the rushing water.
Fire crews said there were about 20 trailers at the campsite as of Thursday morning.MORE NEWS: 'We're Paying The Price As Consumers,' Union Pacific Rep Says Of Increased Train Robberies In LA
No injuries were reported.