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


Saddleridge fire erupts overnight north of LA, consuming 4600 acres and forcing thousands to evacuate

USA TODAYA wildfire whipped by the treacherous Santa Ana winds jumped two freeways northwest of Los Angeles overnight Friday and forced the evacuation of more than 13,000 homes. Several homes were set ablaze in the Granada Hills, and the Los Angeles fire ...

October 11th 2019


Fast-moving wildfire burns homes, prompts mandatory evacuations in Los Angeles

Washington PostNo injuries have been reported so far in the Saddleridge Fire, which started in the Sylmar neighborhood around 9 p.m. local time Thursday. The brush fire grew quickly and exploded early Friday, from 1,600 acres just after 2 a.m. to more than 4,600 acres less ...

October 11th 2019