Santa Clarita landslide damages six homes, forces them to evacuate

Six homes in Santa Clarita were evacuated after being damaged by a hillside collapse in a residential development, authorities said.

The “slope failure” occurred around 2 p.m. Sunday on Plume Way when about eight feet of backyards behind homes in the Tri Pointe Homes development slid into homes in the Canyon Country neighborhood, according to Carrie Lujan , spokesperson for the city of Santa Clarita. No one was hurt.

The six affected residences have been tagged yellow by a city building inspector, meaning residents can still access their homes but cannot sleep there.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department monitored the hill overnight Sunday through Monday, but no further skids were observed, Lujan said.

“The project developer is working with their geotechnical engineer to manage the repairs, and once they mitigate the issue, the City will do everything in its power to expedite inspections and permits to get residents back home. in the safest and fastest way possible. “, said Lujan.

The developer said the “landslide” was due to the “series of heavy rains” that recently hit California, according to a statement provided to KCBS-TV Channel 2.

“We are working with affected homeowners, including covering their mid-term housing costs, while a remediation plan is being developed to stabilize and rebuild the slope,” Tri Pointe Homes said in the statement. “At this time, there do not appear to be any issues on the other tracks in the Skyline community. We will, however, continue to monitor the situation closely under the guidance of geotechnical experts.

Los Angeles Times

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