Saddleridge fire closes 4 major freeways, creating hellish morning commute

Los Angeles TimesThe Saddleridge fire was creating a nightmare commute for many Friday morning, with major freeways closed and surface streets jammed. The fire began in Sylmar right off the 210 Freeway, which was the first to close Thursday night. But as the blaze pushed ...

October 11th 2019


Hot, windy, dry weather likely to fuel Saddleridge and other fires into the weekend

Los Angeles TimesFriday will bring the biggest challenge for firefighters battling the more than 4,700-acre Saddleridge fire in Sylmar and the three fires burning in Riverside County — the Reche, Sandalwood and Wolf fires. Wind gusts of 50 to 65 mph are expected in the mid- to ...

October 11th 2019


25 Homes, More Than 4700 Acres Burn In Saddleridge Fire Near Los Angeles

NPRA quick-moving wildfire is churning through the foothills of Southern California, forcing local authorities to issue mandatory evacuations for some 100,000 people in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles. The blaze, which officials have named the ...

October 11th 2019


Wildfire explodes in Southern California, prompting mandatory evacuations amid power outages

CBS NewsThe fire started Thursday night in Sylmar, northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Fueled by dry conditions and wind gusts of up to 70 mph, the Saddleridge Fire had consumed more than 4,700 acres by 7:30 a.m. Friday, fire officials said. It's one of eight active ...

October 11th 2019


Saddleridge Fire Rips Through Southern California, Forcing Evacuations

The New York TimesA fire tore through Southern California overnight into Friday, forcing mandatory evacuations for more than 100,000 people and setting dozens of homes ablaze, just as power was being restored to hundreds of thousands of Northern Californians.

October 11th 2019


Raging wildfire skips two freeways in Los Angeles as firefighters race to save homes

CNNThe Saddleridge Fire exploded to 1,600 acres Friday, leading to mandatory evacuations in some areas in Sylmar. "The fire is in such a dynamic state, we're just trying to protect homes," the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The fire's jumped the 210 and 5 ...

October 11th 2019