El Sereno (also known as "Safe Zone India") is a major location that appears in Season 1 of AMC's Fear The Walking Dead.


Season 1


El Sereno is home to the Clark family, and is shown to be relatively calm and quiet, though some of its inhabitants are suffering from an unknown disease.

"So Close, Yet So Far"

The overall tranquility of El Sereno is shattered when an undead man attacks and kills his neighbors, who were previously celebrating a birthday party.

"The Dog"

El Sereno is one of the many neighborhoods caught in a rolling blackout as chaos envelops the streets of downtown Los Angeles. More and more people die and reanimate throughout the neighborhood. The next day, the California National Guard enters the city, setting up a forward operating base in the neighborhood. An out-of-control plane flies overhead.

"Not Fade Away"

The National Guard has converted the neighborhood into a safe-zone known as "India," one of thirteen military safe-zones in the Los Angeles Basin. The army clears the surrounding area of infected and provides rations and limited electricity to the civilians inside the safe zone. Despite reassurance by the military, there is unrest in the community.


Unbeknownst to the civilians within El Sereno, the military plans to initiate "Operation Cobalt," a tactical withdrawal of all troops from the Los Angeles Basin, during which all remaining non-infected civilians will be terminated. As the National Guard prepares to pull out, soldiers ransack homes throughout the neighborhood as unsuspecting civilians try to go about their regular business.

"The Good Man"

Late at night, the Clark, Manawa, and Salazar families get ready to leave in search of the military compound where Nick, Liza, and Griselda are being held. After Travis persuades Daniel to allow Adams to join them on the journey, the group abandon the neighborhood. The ultimate fate of the safe-zone is left ambiguous, although it was presumably bombed and destroyed by the military along with the rest of Los Angeles.


This list shows people who resided in the neighborhood:


Survivors who took up a living residence in the neighborhood:


This list shows people who died in the neighborhood:


Fear The Walking Dead

Season 1

Fear The Walking Dead Locations
Season 1 Los AngelesClark Family HomeTemple Community HospitalEl SerenoPaul R. Williams High SchoolSalazar's CutsSisters of Mercy HospitalWest View LibraryLos Angeles ArenaNational Guard CompoundStrand's House
Season 2 Los AngelesStrand's HouseThe AbigailCatrina IslandPirate LayoutAbigail Home ExperienceValle de GuadalupeTijuanaLa ColoniaRosarito Beach HotelEl PelícanoBorder Crossing
Season 3 Military DepotRosarito Beach HotelBroke Jaw RanchBlack Hat ReservationGonzalez DamEl Bazar
Season 4 JunkyardTrailer ParkDell Diamond Baseball StadiumWhirlin' WavezJohn Dorie's CabinCottonwood InnTruck StopAugie's AleAustinWittington's Denim Company
Season 5 Wittington's Denim CompanyPlane Crash SiteBig Barn Truck StopDaniel's WarehouseTamplin's GroceryCamp CackleberryLonestar Power & LightHumbug's GulchCRM's Fuel DropAugie's AleTreehouseThe CaravanBridgeview MallLatham Police DepartmentTemple B'nai IsraelTank TownCleon's FeedbagParadise RidgeSuper LanesBingoBern's VinylKaraoke Bar
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