Saddleridge Fire may have started near electrical tower in Sylmar

KFSN-TVIt is not determined yet whether the start of the fire was linked to the electrical lines. Fire officials have not officially determined a cause or the origin point of the Saddleridge fire, but they believe it started around 9 p.m. in the area of the Yarnell Street exit of the ...

October 12th 2019


Saddleridge fire in Sylmar chars 4700 acres, burning homes, forcing evacuations; 1 dead

LA Daily NewsThe rapidly moving Saddleridge fire in Sylmar spread to more than 4,700 acres by Friday morning, leaving charred homes in its path and resulting in one death. Officials said 23,000 homes were impacted by evacuations, displacing 100,000 residents, ...

October 12th 2019


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


Saddleridge Fire Erupts Overnight Near Sylmar Growing To Thousands Of Acres And Forcing Evacuations

LAistA fast-moving fire that began near Sylmar grew by thousands of acres overnight, forcing mandatory evacuations for Porter Ranch and Granada Hills residents and shutting down at least 10 LAUSD schools. The Saddleridge Fire has burned more than 4,000 ...

October 11th 2019


25 homes damaged as 'dynamic' 4700-acre fire rips through Porter Ranch

Curbed LAThe blaze, named the Saddleridge Fire, is tearing through Sylmar, Porter Ranch, and Granada Hills. It has swelled to 4,700 acres and is 0 percent contained. All of Porter Ranch, along with a section of Sylmar, are under evacuation. “This is a very dynamic fire ...

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


SoCal freeway shut down by rapidly-growing brush fire threatening homes, power lines

KGO-TVA separate spot fire broke out after strong winds in the area picked up some embers that traveled a few miles and ignited on the westside of the 5 Freeway near Granada Hills. Those flames rapidly erupted to at least 30 acres, west of Balboa Boulevard and ...

October 11th 2019


Saddleridge Fire: Wind-driven brush fire explodes to 1600 acres, forces evacuation of nearly 2K homes: WATCH LIVE

KABC-TVThe Los Angeles Department of Water and Power shut down power along major transmission lines and rerouted the power source to avoid any outages. Still, about 2,500 LADWP customers were without power in Sylmar and Granada Hills with an unknown ...

October 11th 2019


Wildfire in Calimesa, California, races through mobile home park

NBCNews.comLOS ANGELES — A rapidly growing wildfire fire destroyed numerous structures and injured an unknown number of people at a mobile home park east of Los Angeles on Thursday as power companies began expanding fire-prevention blackouts to the ...

October 11th 2019


Saddleridge fire explodes, threatening numerous communities; major freeways closed

Los Angeles TimesThe Saddleridge fire in the San Fernando Valley exploded to 1,600 acres early Friday amid powerful Santa Ana winds, threatening numerous foothill communities and closing the 210 and 5 freeways. The fire, which started in Sylmar, is moving rapidly to the ...

October 11th 2019