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Saddle Ridge Brush Fire

Thursday, October 10, 2019

 

As of 5:00 PM on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

SIZE: 8,799 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 97%

CURRENT SITUATION:  Firefighters from the Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department, and Angeles National Forest have made significant progress working in their respective jurisdictions with support from assisting agencies to increase containment and address hot spots. 

Tactical patrols will remain in place to monitor the area as low humidity and gusty northerly winds remain a concern.

The public is reminded to please drive cautiously and yield to emergency personnel who are still working in and around the burn area.

The cause of the Saddle Ridge Fire remains under active investigation.

This will be the "Final" update on this incident in this format. Any additional updates will be distributed through each juridiction's normal platforms. 

PERSONNEL:

  • 306 personnel are assigned (including all agencies).

LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTER: Please be advised, due to decreased requests for assistance, demobilization of the LAC has begun. County and State agencies will be released at the closure of the LAC today (10/21). However, all L.A.City agencies will provide Saddle Ridge Fire recovery resources at the Sylmar Recreation Center until Tuesday, October 22, 2019 ending at 7:00 PM. After the closure of the LAC, 2-1-1 will continue to provide recovery assistance information and referrals.
 

  • Sylmar Recreation Center
  • 13109 Borden Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342
  • For further information call 213-213-5228 or visit lacity.org/recovery
  • Dates: Thursday 10/17/19 - Tuesday 10/22/19
  • Hours: Monday-Tuesday 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM

STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 19 structures destroyed.
  • 88 structures damaged.

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURES: 

  • To assure the safety of both the public and first responders, the Angeles National Forest has closed a section of the forest due to the fire. For additional information: https://go.usa.gov/xVzN5

INJURIES:

  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital.
  • Eight firefighters with non-life-threatening injuries.

COOPERATING AGENCIES: CAL FIRE, L.A. Emergency Management Department (EMD), Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD), L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, California Highway Patrol (CHP), Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), L.A. County Public Health Department, L.A. City Department of Animal Services, American Red Cross, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison (SCE), L.A. County Public Works Flood Control, MySafeLA.

 

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As of 7:00 PM on Sunday, October 20, 2019

SIZE: 8,799 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 83%

CURRENT SITUATION:  Firefighters from the Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department, and Angeles National Forest continue to work in their respective jurisdictions with support from assisting agencies to increase containment and address hot spots. 

Tactical patrols will remain in place to monitor the area as low humidity and gusty northerly winds are still a concern. The "Red Flag Warning" is in effect until 10:00 PM this evening,

The public is reminded to please drive cautiously and yield to emergency personnel working in and around the burn area.

The cause of the Saddle Ridge Fire remains under active investigation.

PERSONNEL:

  • 660 personnel are assigned (across all agencies).

LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTER: The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the State of California and other entities have opened a Local Assistance Center (LAC) for residents impacted by the Saddle Ridge Fire at the Sylmar Recreation Center.

  • Address: 13109 Borden Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342
  • For LAC questions call 213-213-5228 or visit lacity.org/recovery
  • Dates: Thur 10/17/19 - Sat 10/26/19
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM; and Sat-Sun 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 19 structures destroyed.
  • 88 structures damaged.

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURES: 

  • The Angeles National Forest has closed a section of the forest due to the fire. For additional information: https://go.usa.gov/xVzN5

INJURIES:

  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital.
  • Eight firefighters with non-life-threatening injuries.

COOPERATING AGENCIES: CAL FIRE, L.A. Emergency Management Department (EMD), Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD), L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, California Highway Patrol (CHP), Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), L.A. County Public Health Department, L.A. City Department of Animal Services, American Red Cross, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison (SCE), L.A. County Public Works Flood Control, MySafeLA.

 

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As of 7:00 PM on Saturday, October 19, 2019

SIZE: 8,799 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 78%

CURRENT SITUATION:  As of this morning at 8:00 AM, the Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department, and Angeles National Forest returned to their respective jurisdictions to continue firefighting efforts. 

Firefighters continue to negotiate rugged terrain to increase containment lines and address hot spots. Tactical patrols will remain in place to monitor the area for smoldering debris. Low humidity and gusty northerly winds are expected again this evening and "Red Flag Warning" is in effect until 10:00 PM on Sunday,

The public is reminded to please drive cautiously and yield to emergency personnel working in and around the burn area.

The cause of the Saddle Ridge Fire remains under active investigation.

PERSONNEL:

  • 685 personnel are assigned (across all agencies).

LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTER: The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the State of California and other entities has opened a Local Assistance Center (LAC) for residents impacted by the Saddle Ridge Fire at the Sylmar Recreation Center.

  • Address: 13109 Borden Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342
  • For LAC questions call 213-213-5228 or visit lacity.org/recovery
  • Dates: Thur 10/17/19 - Sat 10/26/19
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM; and Sat-Sun 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 19 structures destroyed.
  • 88 structures damaged.

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURES: 

  • The Angeles National Forest has closed a section of the forest due to the fire. For additional information: https://go.usa.gov/xVzN5

INJURIES:

  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital.
  • Eight firefighters with non-life-threatening injuries.

COOPERATING AGENCIES: CAL FIRE, L.A. Emergency Management Department (EMD), Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD), L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, California Highway Patrol (CHP), Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), L.A. County Public Health Department, L.A. City Department of Animal Services, American Red Cross, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison (SCE), L.A. County Public Works Flood Control, MySafeLA.

 

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As of 7:00 PM on Friday, October 18, 2019

SIZE: 8,799 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 72%

CURRENT SITUATION:  Firefighters continue to negotiate rugged terrain to increase containment lines and address hot spots. Tactical patrols will remain in place to monitor the area for smoldering debris. Low humidity and gusty northerly winds are expected again this evening. Weather conditions over the next 48 hours will test current containment and open line. Crews will remain diligent in their work to close the gaps in containment and mop up.

Beginning Saturday October 19th at 8:00 a.m, The Los Angeles City Fire Department, The Los Angeles County Fire Department, and Angeles National Forest will break from Unified Command and return to their respective jurisdictions to continue firefighting efforts. Moving forward incident updates will be released once a day through normal channels.

The public is reminded to please drive cautiously and yield to emergency personnel working around the burn area.

The cause of the Saddle Ridge Fire remains under active investigation.

PERSONNEL:

  • 907 personnel are assigned (across all agencies).

LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTER: The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the State of California and other entities will open a Local Assistance Center (LAC) for residents impacted by the Saddle Ridge Fire. The Local Assistance Center (LAC) will be provided at the Sylmar Recreation Center.

  • Address: 13109 Borden Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342
  • For LAC questions call 213-213-5228 or visit lacity.org/recovery
  • Dates: Thur 10/17/19 - Sat 10/26/19
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM; and Sat-Sun 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 19 structures destroyed.
  • 88 structures damaged.

HIGHWAY CLOSURES OR LANE RESTRICTIONS: 

  • For current information on State Highway and Freeway status, refer to Caltrans on-line Quick Map or call (800) 427-ROAD (7623).

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURES: 

  • The Angeles National Forest has closed a section of the forest due to the fire. For additional information: https://go.usa.gov/xVzN5

INJURIES:

  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital.
  • Eight firefighters with non-life-threatening injuries.

UNIFIED COMMAND: Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

COOPERATING AGENCIES: CAL FIRE, L.A. Emergency Management Department (EMD), L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, California Highway Patrol (CHP), L.A. County Public Health Department, L.A. City Department of Animal Services, American Red Cross, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison (SCE).

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As of 7:00 AM on Friday, October 18, 2019

SIZE: 8,391 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 68%

CURRENT SITUATION:  Firefighters worked hard through the night in rugged terrain throughout the burn area to increase containment lines and address hot spots. Tactical patrols will remain in place to monitor the area for smoldering debris. Windy conditions last night tested containment lines. Thanks to the hard work of firefighters, lines held through the evening.Gusty winds will continue to test containment lines today and into the weekend.

The public is reminded to please drive cautiously and yield to emergency personnel working around the burn area.

The cause of the Saddle Ridge Fire remains under active investigation.

PERSONNEL:

  • 1,047 personnel are assigned (across all agencies).

LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTER: The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the State of California and other entities will open a Local Assistance Center (LAC) for residents impacted by the Saddle Ridge Fire. The Local Assistance Center (LAC) will be provided at the Sylmar Recreation Center.

  • Address: 13109 Borden Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342
  • For public LAC questions call 3-1-1 or visit www.emergency.lacity.org
  • News Media call 213-507-7395
  • Dates: Thur 10/17/19 - Sat 10/26/19
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM; and Sat-Sun 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 19 structures destroyed.
  • 88 structures damaged.

HIGHWAY CLOSURES OR LANE RESTRICTIONS: 

  • For current information on State Highway and Freeway status, refer to Caltrans on-line Quick Map or call (800) 427-ROAD (7623).

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURES: 

  • The Angeles National Forest has closed a section of the forest due to the fire. For additional information: https://go.usa.gov/xVzN5

INJURIES:

  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital.
  • Eight firefighters with non-life-threatening injuries.

UNIFIED COMMAND: Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

COOPERATING AGENCIES: CAL FIRE, L.A. Emergency Management Department (EMD), L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, California Highway Patrol (CHP), L.A. County Public Health Department, L.A. City Department of Animal Services, American Red Cross, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison (SCE).

 

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As of 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 17, 2019

SIZE: 8,391 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 62%

CURRENT SITUATION:  Firefighters worked hard through the day in rugged terrain throughout the burn area to increase containment lines and address hot spots. Tactical patrols will remain in place tonight to monitor the area for smoldering debris. Tonight will bring gusty winds that are expected to increase Friday morning. Crews will remain vigilant throughout the evening to strengthen and improve containment lines.

We ask the public to please drive cautiously and yield to emergency personnel operating in the area.

The cause of the Saddle Ridge Fire remains under active investigation.

PERSONNEL:

  • 1,047 personnel are assigned (across all agencies).

LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTER: The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the State of California and other entities will open a Local Assistance Center (LAC) for residents impacted by the Saddle Ridge Fire. The Local Assistance Center (LAC) will be provided at the Sylmar Recreation Center.

  • Address: 13109 Borden Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342
  • For public LAC questions call 3-1-1 or visit www.emergency.lacity.org
  • News Media call 213-507-7395
  • Dates: Thur 10/17/19 - Sat 10/26/19
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM; and Sat-Sun 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 19 structures destroyed.
  • 88 structures damaged.

HIGHWAY CLOSURES OR LANE RESTRICTIONS: 

  • For current information on State Highway and Freeway status, refer to Caltrans on-line Quick Map or call (800) 427-ROAD (7623).

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURES: 

  • The Angeles National Forest has closed a section of the forest due to the fire. For additional information: https://go.usa.gov/xVzN5

INJURIES:

  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital.
  • Eight firefighters with non-life-threatening injuries.

UNIFIED COMMAND: Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

COOPERATING AGENCIES: CAL FIRE, L.A. Emergency Management Department (EMD), L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, California Highway Patrol (CHP), L.A. County Public Health Department, L.A. City Department of Animal Services, American Red Cross, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison (SCE).

 

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As of 7:00 AM on Thursday, October 17, 2019

SIZE: 8,391 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 56%

CURRENT SITUATION:  Firefighters will work through the day in rugged terrain throughout the burn area to increase containment lines. Tactical patrols will remain in place to monitor the area for smoldering debris. Crews will take advantage of the conditions to make progress and bolster containment lines.

We ask that everyone driving in the area remain cautious of emergency personnel.

The cause of the Saddle Ridge Fire remains under active investigation.

PERSONNEL:

  • 852 personnel are assigned (across all agencies).

LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTER: The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the State of California and other entities will open a Local Assistance Center (LAC) for residents impacted by the Saddle Ridge Fire. The Local Assistance Center (LAC) will be provided at the Sylmar Recreation Center.

  • Address: 13109 Borden Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342
  • For public LAC questions call 3-1-1 or visit www.emergency.lacity.org
  • News Media call 213-507-7395
  • Dates: Thur 10/17/19 - Sat 10/26/19
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM; and Sat-Sun 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 19 structures destroyed.
  • 88 structures damaged.

HIGHWAY CLOSURES OR LANE RESTRICTIONS: 

  • For current information on State Highway and Freeway status, refer to Caltrans on-line Quick Map or call (800) 427-ROAD (7623).

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURES: 

  • The Angeles National Forest has closed a section of the forest due to the fire. For additional information: https://go.usa.gov/xVzN5

INJURIES:

  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital.
  • Eight firefighters with non-life-threatening injuries.

UNIFIED COMMAND: Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

COOPERATING AGENCIES: CAL FIRE, L.A. Emergency Management Department (EMD), L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, California Highway Patrol (CHP), L.A. County Public Health Department, L.A. City Department of Animal Services, American Red Cross, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison (SCE).

 

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As of 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

SIZE: 8,391 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 52%

CURRENT SITUATION:  Firefighters will work through the night in rugged terrain throughout the burn area to increase containment lines. Tactical patrols will remain in place to monitor the area for smoldering debris. Winds between 20 - 35 mph are expected Thursday morning with a chance for Red Flag conditions this weekend. Crews will take advantage of the conditions tonight to make progress and bolster containment lines. The cause of the Saddle Ridge Fire remains under active investigation.

Visit https://bit.ly/31nejm3 for more information regarding the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility.

PERSONNEL:

  • 852 personnel are assigned (across all agencies).

LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTER: The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the State of California and other entities will open a Local Assistance Center (LAC) for residents impacted by the Saddle Ridge Fire. The Local Assistance Center (LAC) will be provided at the Sylmar Recreation Center.

  • Address: 13109 Borden Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342
  • For public LAC questions call 3-1-1 or visit www.emergency.lacity.org
  • News Media call 213-507-7395
  • Dates: Thur 10/17/19 - Sat 10/26/19
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM; and Sat-Sun 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 19 structures destroyed.
  • 88 structures damaged.

HIGHWAY CLOSURES OR LANE RESTRICTIONS: 

  • For current information on State Highway and Freeway status, refer to Caltrans on-line Quick Map or call (800) 427-ROAD (7623).

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURES: 

  • The Angeles National Forest has closed a section of the forest due to the fire. For additional information: https://go.usa.gov/xVzN5

INJURIES:

  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital.
  • Eight firefighters with non-life-threatening injuries.

UNIFIED COMMAND: Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

COOPERATING AGENCIES: CAL FIRE, L.A. Emergency Management Department (EMD), L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, California Highway Patrol (CHP), L.A. County Public Health Department, L.A. City Department of Animal Services, American Red Cross, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison (SCE).

 

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As of 9:00 AM on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

SIZE: 8,391 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 46%

CURRENT SITUATION:  The 4’x4’ flame at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility was fully extinguished at 1:00 PM on 10/15/19. There are no known impacts to SoCalGas operations at the facility at this time. South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), Los Angeles County Fire Department and SoCalGas are analyzing samples to determine what chemicals were involved in the flame. Updates will be provided as results become available.

Several residents were concerned that videos of what appear to be fires within the sewer system at the Porter Ranch Town Center might be connected with the now extinguished Aliso Canyon flame. Fire officials believe that there is no connection and have observed no active underground fire threats near this area. We continue to ask the public to report any concerns related to air quality to SCAQMD on their 24-hour hotline, 1-800-CUT-SMOG. For health-related questions, please call Public Health at 213-738- 3220. For additional questions contact SoCalGas at (213) 244-2442.

The cause of the Saddle Ridge Fire remains under active investigation. The area of origin has been identified by LAFD Arson Investigators as a 50' x 70' area beneath a high voltage transmission tower. There is no evidence of a homeless encampment in the immediate area. In addition to LAFD personnel, there are investigators from Southern California Edison and private insurance companies at the site. Investigators continue to work around the clock in steep terrain, thoroughly examining all aspects of the scene in an attempt to determine a cause.

Firefighters continue to work through the evening in rugged terrain to increase containment lines and tactical patrols will remain in place to monitor the area for smoldering debris.

PERSONNEL:

  • 1,177 personnel are assigned (across all agencies).

LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTER: A Local Assistance Center (LAC) will be set up for residents affected by the Saddle Ridge Fire. A LAC is a one-stop-shop with critical government services and information for residents who have been impacted by the fires.

  • Sylmar Recreation Center
  • Address: 13109 Borden Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342
  • Phone: 213-507-7395
  • Dates: Thur 10/17/19 - Sat 10/26/19
  • Hours: Mon - Fri 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM; and Sat-Sun 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 19 structures destroyed.
  • 88 structures damaged.

HIGHWAY CLOSURES OR LANE RESTRICTIONS: 

  • For current information on State Highway and Freeway status, refer to Caltrans on-line Quick Map or call (800) 427-ROAD (7623).

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURES: 

  • The Angeles National Forest has closed a section of the forest due to the fire. For additional information: https://go.usa.gov/xVzN5

INJURIES:

  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital.
  • Six firefighters with non-life-threatening injuries.

UNIFIED COMMAND: Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

COOPERATING AGENCIES: CAL FIRE, L.A. Emergency Management Department (EMD), L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, California Highway Patrol (CHP), L.A. County Public Health Department, L.A. City Department of Animal Services, American Red Cross, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison (SCE).

 

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As of 9:00 PM on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SIZE: 8,391 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 46%

CURRENT SITUATION:  The 4’x4’ flame at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility was fully extinguished at 1:00 PM today. There are no known impacts to SoCalGas operations at the facility at this time. South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), Los Angeles County Fire Department and SoCalGas are analyzing samples to determine what chemicals were involved in the flame. Updates will be provided as results become available.

Several residents were concerned that videos of what appear to be fires within the sewer system at the Porter Ranch Town Center might be connected with the now extinguished Aliso Canyon flame. Fire resources believe that there is no connection and have observed no active underground fire threats near this area. We continue to ask the public to report any concerns related to air quality to SCAQMD on their 24-hour hotline, 1-800-CUT-SMOG. For health-related questions, please call Public Health at 213-738- 3220. For additional questions contact SoCalGas at (213) 244-2442.

The cause of the Saddle Ridge Fire remains under active investigation. The area of origin has been identified by LAFD Arson Investigators as a 50' x 70' area beneath a high voltage transmission tower. There is no evidence of a homeless encampment in the immediate area. In addition to LAFD personnel, there are investigators from Southern California Edison and private insurance companies at the site. Investigators continue to work around the clock in steep terrain, thoroughly examining all aspects of the scene in an attempt to determine a cause.

Firefighters continue to work through the evening in rugged terrain to increase containment lines and tactical patrols will remain in place to monitor the area for smoldering debris.

RESOURCES:

  • 1,177 personnel are assigned (across all agencies).

LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTER: A Local Assistance Center (LAC) will be set up for residents affected by the Saddle Ridge Fire. A LAC is a one-stop-shop with critical government services and information for residents who have been impacted by the fires.

  • Sylmar Recreation Center
  • Address: 13109 Borden Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342
  • Phone: 818-367-5656
  • Dates: Thur 10/17/19 - Sat 10/26/19
  • Hours: Mon - Fri 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM; and Sat-Sun 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 19 structures destroyed.
  • 88 structures damaged.

HIGHWAY CLOSURES OR LANE RESTRICTIONS: 

  • For current information on State Highway and Freeway status, refer to Caltrans on-line Quick Map or call (800) 427-ROAD (7623).

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURES: 

  • The Angeles National Forest has closed a section of the forest due to the fire. For additional information: https://go.usa.gov/xVzN5

INJURIES:

  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital.
  • Six firefighters with non-life-threatening injuries.

UNIFIED COMMAND: Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

COOPERATING AGENCIES: CAL FIRE, L.A. Emergency Management Department (EMD), L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, California Highway Patrol (CHP), L.A. County Public Health Department, L.A. City Department of Animal Services, American Red Cross, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison (SCE).

 

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As of 7:00 AM on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SIZE: 8,391 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 45%

CURRENT SITUATION:  Yesterday, SoCalGas crews notified on site fire department officials about an active flame, approximately 4' x 4' in the soil, on the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility. SoCalGas assessments so far have shown no indications of damage to the company’s active natural gas infrastructure. There have been no indications of a methane leak that borders the community. The small fire does not pose a risk to public safety and there are no impacts to SoCalGas operations at the facility. SoCalGas, Fire Departments and Public Health are investigating. Further questions can be directed to SoCalGas and Public Health. The cause of the Saddle Ridge Fire remains undetermined. The area of origin has been identified by LAFD Arson Investigators as a 50' x 70' area beneath a high voltage transmission tower. There is no evidence of a homeless encampment in the immediate area. In addition to LAFD personnel, there are investigators from Southern California Edison and private insurance companies at the site. Investigators continue to work around the clock in steep terrain, thoroughly examining all aspects of the scene in an attempt to determine a cause. Firefighters continued to take advantage of lower wind speeds, increasing humidity and decreased temperatures. This weather greatly enhanced firefighters’ ability to mop up remaining hot spots. Tactical patrols will continue throughout the day to ensure containment lines remain static and smoldering debris remains isolated from unburned vegetation.

RESOURCES:

  • Approximately 1,000 personnel are assigned (across all agencies).

REPOPULATION EFFORTS: ALL evacuations related to the Saddle Ridge Fire have been lifted. We appreciate the community for their prompt compliance with evacuation orders. As residents return home, we ask that they drive slowly and remain cautious of emergency personnel operating in the area.

EVACUATION CENTERS:

  • All evacuation centers have been closed.

STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 17 structures destroyed.
  • 77 structures damaged.

HIGHWAY CLOSURES OR LANE RESTRICTIONS: 

  • For current information on State Highway and Freeway status, refer to Caltrans on-line Quick Map or call (800) 427-ROAD (7623).

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURES: 

  • The Angeles National Forest has closed a section of the forest due to the fire. For additional information: https://go.usa.gov/xVzN5

INJURIES:

  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital.
  • Three firefighters with minor injuries.

UNIFIED COMMAND: Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

COOPERATING AGENCIES: CAL FIRE, L.A. Emergency Management Department (EMD), L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, California Highway Patrol (CHP), L.A. County Public Health Department, L.A. City Department of Animal Services, American Red Cross, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison (SCE).

 

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As of 9:00 PM on Monday, October 14, 2019

SIZE: 8,391 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 44%

CURRENT SITUATION:  Earlier today, SoCalGas crews notified on site fire department officials about an active flame, approximately 4' x 4' in the soil, on the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility. SoCalGas assessments so far have shown no indications of damage to the company’s active natural gas infrastructure. There have been no indications of a methane leak that borders the community. The small fire does not pose a risk to public safety and there are no impacts to SoCalGas operations at the facility. SoCalGas, Fire Departments and Public Health are investigating. Further questions can be directed to SoCalGas and Public Health. The cause of the Saddle Ridge Fire remains undetermined. The area of origin has been identified by LAFD Arson Investigators as a 50' x 70' area beneath a high voltage transmission tower. There is no evidence of a homeless encampment in the immediate area. In addition to LAFD personnel, there are investigators from Southern California Edison and private insurance companies at the site. Investigators continue to work around the clock in steep terrain, thoroughly examining all aspects of the scene in an attempt to determine a cause. Firefighters continued to take advantage of lower wind speeds, increasing humidity and decreased temperatures. This weather greatly enhanced firefighters’ ability to mop up remaining hot spots. Tactical patrols will continue throughout the night to ensure containment lines remain static and smoldering debris remains isolated from unburned vegetation.

RESOURCES:

  • Approximately 1,000 personnel are assigned (across all agencies).

REPOPULATION EFFORTS: ALL evacuations related to the Saddle Ridge Fire have been lifted. We appreciate the community for their prompt compliance with evacuation orders. As residents return home, we ask that they drive slowly and remain cautious of emergency personnel operating in the area.

EVACUATION CENTERS:

  • All evacuation centers have been closed.

STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 17 structures destroyed.
  • 77 structures damaged.

HIGHWAY CLOSURES OR LANE RESTRICTIONS: 

  • For current information on State Highway and Freeway status, refer to Caltrans on-line Quick Map or call (800) 427-ROAD (7623).

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURES: 

  • The Angeles National Forest has closed a section of the forest due to the fire. For additional information: https://go.usa.gov/xVzN5

INJURIES:

  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital.
  • Three firefighters with minor injuries.

UNIFIED COMMAND: Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

COOPERATING AGENCIES: CAL FIRE, L.A. Emergency Management Department (EMD), L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, California Highway Patrol (CHP), L.A. County Public Health Department, L.A. City Department of Animal Services, American Red Cross, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison (SCE).

 

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As of 7:00 AM on Monday, October 14, 2019

REPOPULATION EFFORTS: ALL evacuations related to the Saddle Ridge Fire have been lifted. We appreciate the community for their prompt compliance with evacuation orders. As residents return home, we ask that they drive slowly and remain cautious of emergency personnel operating in the area.

SIZE: 7,965 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 43%

CURRENT SITUATION:  Today, firefighters will take advantage of lower wind speeds, increasing humidity and decreased temperatures. This weather will greatly enhance firefighters’ ability to mop up remaining hot spots. Tactical patrols will continue throughout the day to ensure containment lines remain static and smoldering debris remains isolated from unburned vegetation.

RESOURCES:

  • Approximately 1,000 personnel are assigned (across all agencies).

EVACUATION CENTERS:

  • All evacuation centers have been closed.

STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 17 structures destroyed.
  • 58 structures damaged.

HIGHWAY CLOSURES OR LANE RESTRICTIONS: 

  • For current information on State Highway and Freeway status, refer to Caltrans on-line Quick Map or call (800) 427-ROAD (7623).

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURES: 

  • The Angeles National Forest has closed a section of the forest due to the fire. For additional information: https://go.usa.gov/xVzN5

INJURIES:

  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital.
  • Three firefighters with minor injuries.

UNIFIED COMMAND: Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

COOPERATING AGENCIES: CAL FIRE, L.A. Emergency Management Department (EMD), L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, California Highway Patrol (CHP), L.A. County Public Health Department, L.A. City Department of Animal Services, American Red Cross, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison (SCE).

 

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As of 6:00 PM on Sunday, October 13, 2019

REPOPULATION EFFORTS: ALL evacuations related to the Saddle Ridge Fire have been lifted. We appreciate the community for their prompt compliance with evacuation orders. As residents return home, we ask that they drive slowly and remain cautious of emergency personnel operating in the area.

SIZE: 7,965 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 42%

CURRENT SITUATION:  Tonight, firefighters will take advantage of lower wind speeds, increasing humidity and decreased temperatures. This weather will greatly enhance firefighters’ ability to mop up remaining hot spots. Tactical patrols will continue throughout the evening to ensure containment lines remain static and smoldering debris remains isolated from unburned vegetation.

RESOURCES:

  • Approximately 1,000 personnel are assigned (across all agencies).

EVACUATION CENTERS:

  • All evacuation centers have been closed.

STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 23 structures destroyed.
  • 17 structures damaged.

HIGHWAY CLOSURES OR LANE RESTRICTIONS: 

  • For current information on State Highway and Freeway status, refer to Caltrans on-line Quick Map or call (800) 427-ROAD (7623).

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURES: 

  • The Angeles National Forest has closed a section of the forest due to the fire. For additional information: https://go.usa.gov/xVzN5

INJURIES:

  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital.
  • Three firefighters with minor injuries.

UNIFIED COMMAND: Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

COOPERATING AGENCIES: CAL FIRE, L.A. Emergency Management Department (EMD), L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, California Highway Patrol (CHP), L.A. County Public Health Department, L.A. City Department of Animal Services, American Red Cross, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison (SCE).

 

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As of 8:00 AM on Sunday, October 13, 2019

REPOPULATION EFFORTS: ALL evacuations related to the Saddle Ridge Fire have been lifted. We thank members of the community for promptly heeding the evacuation orders and their patience as we worked to contain the fire. As you repopulate the previously evacuated areas, we ask you to remain vigilant, and drive cautiously, as there are still public safety personnel working in the area. As a reminder, if you see anything of concern, report it to the authorities, and in case of an emergency, call 911.

SIZE: 7,965 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 41%

CURRENT SITUATION:  With the arrival of the onshore weather pattern yesterday, firefighters will take advantage of lower wind speeds and directly attack any remaining hot spots. Most crews' main objective today will be improving and connecting sections of containment line around the perimeter of the fire. They will be utilizing ratardant dropping aircraft to reinforce the areas that are difficult to access due to steep terrain. While containment grows, a damage assessment team will continue to survey destroyed or damaged structures.    

RESOURCES:

  • Approximately 1,000 personnel are assigned (across all agencies).

EVACUATION CENTERS:

  • People and small pets:
    • CLOSED (As of 10/13 @1330 hours):  Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Avenue).
    • CLOSED (As of 10/13 @1200 hours): Northridge Recreation Center (18300 Lemarsh Street).
    • CLOSED (As of 10/13 @1330 hours): Granada Hills Recreation Center (16730 Chatsworth Street).
  • Large Animal Shelter:
    • CLOSED (As of 10/13 @1330 hours): Hansen Dam Recreation Center (11127 Orcas Avenue).

STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 21 structures destroyed.
  • 11 structures damaged.

HIGHWAY CLOSURES OR LANE RESTRICTIONS: 

  • For current information on State Highway and Freeway status, refer to Caltrans on-line Quick Map or call (800) 427-ROAD (7623).

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURES: 

  • The Angeles National Forest has closed a section of the forest due to the fire. For additional information: https://go.usa.gov/xVzN5

INJURIES:

  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital.
  • Three firefighters with minor injuries.

UNIFIED COMMAND: Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD).

COOPERATING AGENCIES: CAL FIRE, L.A. Emergency Management Department (EMD), L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, California Highway Patrol (CHP), L.A. County Public Health Department, L.A. City Department of Animal Services, American Red Cross, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison (SCE).

 

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As of 7:00 PM on Saturday, October 12, 2019

REPOPULATION EFFORTS: ALL evacuations related to the Saddle Ridge Fire have been lifted. We thank members of the community for promptly heeding the evacuation orders and their patience as we worked to contain the fire. As you repopulate the previously evacuated areas, we ask you to remain vigilant, and drive cautiously, as there are still public safety personnel working in the area. As a reminder, if you see anything of concern, report it to the authorities, and in case of an emergency, call 911.

SIZE: 7,965 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 33%

CURRENT SITUATION:  The Santa Ana wind event that has driven the growth of this fire has expired, and has been replaced by a the normal on-shore weather pattern characterized by cooler daytime conditions, increased relative humidity and wind gusts at a maximum of 20 mph. The patter will result in firefighters improving and expanding containment lines. However, challenges could arise should the wind shift and align with the terrain and unburnt fuels. Existing containment lines that are subject to wind shifts will be monitored closely by frontline firefighters and operational leadership to ensure expected fire behavior. Firefighters will work throughout the evening hours continuing to fill in gaps, reinforce containment lines, and actively patrol and thoroughly mop up hot spots.    

RESOURCES:

  • Approximately 1,000 personnel are assigned (across all agencies).

EVACUATION CENTERS:

  • People and small pets:
    • OPEN:  Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Avenue).
    • OPEN: Northridge Recreation Center (18300 Lemarsh Street).
    • OPEN: Granada Hills Recreation Center (16730 Chatsworth Street).
  • Large Animal Shelter:
    • OPEN: Hansen Dam Recreation Center (11127 Orcas Avenue).

STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 21 structures destroyed.
  • 11 structures damaged.

HIGHWAY CLOSURES OR LANE RESTRICTIONS: 

  • For current information on State Highway and Freeway status, refer to Caltrans on-line Quick Map or call (800) 427-ROAD (7623).

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURES: 

  • The Angeles National Forest has closed a section of the forest due to the fire. For additional information: https://go.usa.gov/xVzN5

INJURIES:

  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital.
  • Two firefighters with a minor injuries.

UNIFIED COMMAND: Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD).

COOPERATING AGENCIES: CAL FIRE, L.A. Emergency Management Department (EMD), L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, California Highway Patrol (CHP), L.A. County Public Health Department, L.A. City Department of Animal Services, American Red Cross, Los Angeles County Public Works, Southern California Edison (SCE).

 

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As of 4:45 PM on Saturday, October 12, 2019

Effective immediately, ALL evacuations related to the #SaddleRidgeFire have been lifted. We thank members of the community for promptly heeding the evacuation orders and their patience as we worked to contain the fire. As you repopulate the previously evacuated areas, we ask you to remain vigilant, and drive cautiously, as there are still public safety personnel working in the area. As a reminder, if you see anything of concern, report it to the authorities, and in case of an emergency, call 911.

SIZE: 7,552 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 19%

CURRENT SITUATION: Aggressive overnight air operations in support of ground crews helped in the effort to reinforce containment lines. Santa Ana wind conditions in the area of this fire, including wind gusts up to 40 MPH are expected until 6:00 PM Saturday.

RESOURCES:

  • Over 1,000 firefighters are assigned (across all agencies)
  • Firefighting aircraft are in operation 

EVACUATION CENTERS:

  • People and small pets:
    • OPEN: Lanark Recreation Center (21816 Lanark Street) 
    • FULL:  Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Avenuw)
    • OPEN: Northridge Recreation Center (18300 Lemarsh Street)
    • OPEN: Granada Hills Recreation Center (16730 Chatsworth Street)
    • OPEN: Mason Park (10,500 Mason Avenue)
    • OPEN: Branford Rec Center (13306 Branford Street) 
    • OPEN: Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Rec Center (14201 Huston Street)
    • OPEN: Balboa Recreation Center (17015 Burbank Boulevard)
  • Large Animal Shelter:
    • OPEN: Hansen Dam (11770 Foothill Boulevard)
    • FULL: Pierce College (6201 Winnetka Avenue)
    • If you need help with the evacuation of large animals, contact East Valley Animal Shelter (818) 756-9323
  • Small Animal Shelter:
    • OPEN: West Valley Shelter (20655 Plummer Street)

STRUCTURES DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 31 structures destroyed/damaged (13 are 100% loss, 3 are 50% loss, 4 are 25% loss and 11 are 10% loss) 

HIGHWAY CLOSURES: 

INJURIES:

  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital
  • Two firefighters with a minor injuries

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As of 10:45 AM on Saturday, October 12, 2019
 

SIZE: 7,552 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 19%

CURRENT SITUATION: Aggressive overnight air operations in support of ground crews helped in the effort to reinforce containment lines. Santa Ana wind conditions in the area of this fire, including wind gusts up to 40 MPH are expected until 6:00 PM Saturday.

RESOURCES:

  • Over 1,000 firefighters are assigned (across all agencies)
  • Firefighting aircraft are in operation 

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS:

  • An important update is pending. Until that time, Los Angeles city residents who are under mandatory evacuation and whose homes are north of the 118 Freeway will have an opportunity to be escorted by LAPD personnel to their homes for a 5 minute period to obtain important documents, medication, small pets, etc. The two locations where residents can got to obtain these escorts are as follows:
    • 1) The Porter Ranch Town Center at Porter Ranch Drive & Rinaldi Street
    • 2) At the Target store located at northwest corner of Balboa Boulevard & San Fernando Mission Boulevard
    • 3) Sylmar Recreation Center at the intersection of Borden Avenue and Polk Street
    • Residents will be escorted to their homes and after 5 minutes will be escorted back out of the evacuation area. Residents wishing to be escorted to their homes must have proof of residence.
  • Mandatory evacuation areas south of the 118 Freeway were reopened at 5 PM Friday. Community members returning to those areas should remain alert for fire activity. Any fire related emergencies or events should be reported to 9-1-1.
  • Until further notice, the following evacuation zones remain in effect (see interactive map):
    • Porter Ranch North of the 118 Freeway from Reseda Boulevard to Iverson Road
    • Oakridge Estates (north of the 210 Freeway)
    • West of Balboa Boulevard, North of Sesnon Boulevard to the Ventura County border, with DeSoto Avenue as the western border

EVACUATION CENTERS:

  • People and small pets:
    • OPEN: Lanark Recreation Center (21816 Lanark Street) 
    • FULL:  Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Avenuw)
    • OPEN: Northridge Recreation Center (18300 Lemarsh Street)
    • OPEN: Granada Hills Recreation Center (16730 Chatsworth Street)
    • OPEN: Mason Park (10,500 Mason Avenue)
    • OPEN: Branford Rec Center (13306 Branford Street) 
    • OPEN: Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Rec Center (14201 Huston Street)
    • OPEN: Balboa Recreation Center (17015 Burbank Boulevard)
  • Large Animal Shelter:
    • OPEN: Hansen Dam (11770 Foothill Boulevard)
    • FULL: Pierce College (6201 Winnetka Avenue)
    • If you need help with the evacuation of large animals, contact East Valley Animal Shelter (818) 756-9323
  • Small Animal Shelter:
    • OPEN: West Valley Shelter (20655 Plummer Street)

STRUCTURES DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 31 structures destroyed/damaged (13 are 100% loss, 3 are 50% loss, 4 are 25% loss and 11 are 10% loss) 

HIGHWAY CLOSURES: 

INJURIES:

  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital
  • Two firefighters with a minor injuries

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As of 5:00PM on Friday, October 11, 2019
 

SIZE: 7,542 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 13%

RESOURCES:

  • Over 1,000 firefighters assigned (across all agencies)
  • Super scoopers and the Sky Crane are in operation 

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: NEW INFORMATION 

  • At 5pm,  Los Angeles city residents who are under mandatory evacuation and whose homes are north of the 118 freeway will have the opportunity to be escorted by LAPD personnel to their homes for a 5 minute period to obtain important documents, medication, small pets, etc. The two locations where residents can got to obtain escorts are as follows:
    • 1) The Porter Ranch Towncenter at Porter Ranch & Rinaldi
    • 2) At the Target located at northwest corner of Balboa & San Fernando Mission.
    • 3) Sylmar Recreation Center at the intersection of Borden and Polk.
    • Residents will be escorted to their homes and after 5 minutes will be escorted back out of the evacuation area. Residents wishing to be escorted to their homes must have proof of residence.
  • Mandatory evacuation areas south of the 118 freeway will be reopened at 5pm. Community members returning to those areas should remain alert for fire activity. Any fire related emergencies or events should be reported to 911 immediately.
  • These evacuation zones remain in effect:
    • Porter Ranch North of 118FY  from Reseda to Iverson
    • Oakridge Estates (north of 210FY)
    • West of Balboa, North of Sesnon to the Ventura County border with DeSoto as the western border

EVACUATION CENTERS: NEW INFORMATION

  • People and small pets:
    • OPEN: Lanark Recreation Center (21816 Lanark St) 
    • FULL: Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave)
    • OPEN: Northridge Recreation Center (18300 Lemarsh St)
    • OPEN: Granada Hills Recreation Center (16730 Chatsworth St)
    • FULL: Mason Park (10,500 Mason Ave)
    • OPEN: Brandford Rec Center (13306 Brandford St) 
    • OPEN: Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Rec Center (14201 Huston St)
    • OPEN: Balboa Recreation Center (17015 Burbank Blvd)
  • Large Animals:
    • Hansen Dam (11770 Foothill Blvd)
    • Pierce College (6201 Winnetka Ave)
    • If you need help with the evacuation of large animals, contact East Valley Animal Shelter 818-756-9323

STRUCTURES DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • 31 structures destroyed/damaged (13 are 100% loss, 3 are 50% loss, 4 are 25% loss and 11 are 10% loss) 

HIGHWAY CLOSURES:

  • 2 lanes are now open both NB and SB on the 5 through the Sylmar area (previously closed)
  • EB and WB 210 between the 5 and 118
  • SB 14 from Hwy 126 to the 5
  • NB 405 from the 118 to the 5
  • SB and WB 118 from Balboa Bl to DeSoto Av

INJURIES:

  • One firefighter with a minor eye injury
  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital

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As of 1:00PM

SIZE: 7,542 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 13%

RESOURCES:

  • Over 1,000 firefighters assigned (across all agencies)
  • Super scoopers and the Sky Crane are in operation 

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: Number of homes estimated at 23,000 - NO CHANGE TO EVACUATIONS AT THIS TIME

  • Porter Ranch North of 118FY  from Reseda to Iverson
  • Oakridge Estates (north of 210FY)
  • West of Balboa, North of Sesnon to the Ventura County border with DeSoto as the western border

EVACUATION CENTERS: NEW INFORMATION

  • People and small pets:
    • OPEN: Lanark Recreation Center (21816 Lanark St) 
    • CLOSED: Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave)
    • OPEN: Northridge Recreation Center (18300 Lemarsh St)
    • OPEN: Granada Hills Recreation Center (16730 Chatsworth St)
    • CLOSED: Mason Park (10,500 Mason Ave)
    • OPEN (NEW): Brandford Rec Center (13306 Brandford St) 
    • OPEN (NEW): Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Rec Center (14201 Huston St)
    • OPEN (NEW): Balboa Recreation Center (17015 Burbank Blvd)
  • Large Animals:
    • Hansen Dam (11770 Foothill Blvd)
    • Pierce College (6201 Winnetka Ave)
    • If you need help with the evacuation of large animals, contact East Valley Animal Shelter 818-756-9323

STRUCTURES DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • At least 25 structures destroyed (an assessment team is working to gather a more accurate count)

HIGHWAY CLOSURES:

  • SB5 from Calgrove Bl to the 210
  • NB5 from Roxford St to Calgrove Bl
  • EB and WB 210 between the 5 and 118
  • SB 14 from Hwy 126 to the 5
  • NB 405 from the 118 to the 5
  • SB and WB 118 from Balboa Bl to DeSoto Av

INJURIES:

  • One firefighter with a minor eye injury
  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital

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As of 12:00PM

SIZE: Over 4,700 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 0%

RESOURCES:

  • Over 1,000 firefighters assigned
  • Super scoopers and the Sky Crane are in operation this morning

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: Number of homes estimated at 23,000

  • Porter Ranch North of 118FY  from Reseda to Iverson
  • Oakridge Estates (north of 210FY)
  • West of Balboa, North of Sesnon to the Ventura County border with DeSoto as the western border

EVACUATION CENTERS: NEW INFORMATION

  • People and small pets:
    • OPEN: Lanark Recreation Center (21816 Lanark St) 
    • FULL: Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave)
    • OPEN: Northridge Recreation Center (18300 Lemarsh St)
    • OPEN: Granada Hills Recreation Center (16730 Chatsworth St)
    • OPEN: Mason Park (10,500 Mason Ave)
  • Large Animals:
    • Hansen Dam (11770 Foothill Blvd)
    • NEW: Pierce College (6201 Winnetka Ave)
    • If you need help with the evacuation of large animals, contact East Valley Animal Shelter 818-756-9323

STRUCTURES DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • At least 25 structures destroyed

HIGHWAY CLOSURES:

  • SB5 from Calgrove Bl to the 210
  • NB5 from Roxford St to Calgrove Bl
  • EB and WB 210 between the 5 and 118
  • SB 14 from Hwy 126 to the 5
  • NB 405 from the 118 to the 5
  • SB and WB 118 from Balboa Bl to DeSoto Av

INJURIES:

  • One firefighter with a minor eye injury
  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital

SIZE: Over 4,700 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 0%

RESOURCES:

  • Over 1,000 firefighters assigned
  • Super scoopers and the Sky Crane are in operation this morning

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: Number of homes estimated at 23,000

  • Porter Ranch North of 118FY  from Reseda to Iverson
  • Oakridge Estates (north of 210FY)
  • West of Balboa, North of Sesnon to the Ventura County border with DeSoto as the western border

EVACUATION CENTERS: NEW INFORMATION

  • People and small pets:
    • OPEN: Lanark Recreation Center (21816 Lanark St) 
    • FULL: Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave)
    • OPEN: Northridge Recreation Center (18300 Lemarsh St)
    • OPEN: Granada Hills Recreation Center (16730 Chatsworth St)
    • OPEN: Mason Park (10,500 Mason Ave)
  • Large Animals:
    • Hansen Dam (11770 Foothill Blvd)
    • NEW: Pierce College (6201 Winnetka Ave)
    • If you need help with the evacuation of large animals, contact East Valley Animal Shelter 818-756-9323

STRUCTURES DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • At least 25 structures destroyed

HIGHWAY CLOSURES:

  • SB5 from Calgrove Bl to the 210
  • NB5 from Roxford St to Calgrove Bl
  • EB and WB 210 between the 5 and 118
  • SB 14 from Hwy 126 to the 5
  • NB 405 from the 118 to the 5
  • SB and WB 118 from Balboa Bl to DeSoto Av

INJURIES:

  • One firefighter with a minor eye injury
  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital

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As of 11:30AM

SIZE: Over 4,700 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 0%

RESOURCES:

  • Over 1,000 firefighters assigned
  • Super scoopers and the Sky Crane are in operation this morning

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: Number of homes estimated at 23,000

  • Porter Ranch North of 118FY  from Reseda to Iverson
  • Oakridge Estates (north of 210FY)
  • West of Balboa, North of Sesnon to the Ventura County border with DeSoto as the western border

EVACUATION CENTERS

  • People and small pets:
    • NEW and OPEN for arrivals: Lanark Recreation Center (21816 Lanark St) 
    • FULL: Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave)
    • FULL: Northridge Recreation Center (18300 Lemarsh St)
    • FULL: Granada Hills Recreation Center is now full and not able to accept any more residents.
    • FULL: Mason Park (10,500 Mason Ave)
  • Large Animals:
    • Hansen Dam (11770 Foothill Blvd)
    • NEW: Pierce College (6201 Winnetka Ave)
    • If you need help with the evacuation of large animals, contact East Valley Animal Shelter 818-756-9323

STRUCTURES DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • At least 25 structures destroyed

INJURIES:

  • One firefighter with a minor eye injury
  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital

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As of 8:30AM

SIZE: Over 4,700 acres. 

CONTAINMENT: 0%

RESOURCES:

  • Over 1,000 firefighters assigned
  • Super scoopers and the Sky Crane are in operation this morning

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: Number of homes estimated at 12,700 (no change)

  • Porter Ranch North of 118FY  from Reseda to Iverson
  • Oakridge Estates (north of 210FY)
  • West of Balboa, North of Sesnon to the Ventura County border with DeSoto as the western border

EVACUATION CENTERS

  • People and small pets:
    • Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave)
    • NEW: Northridge Recreation Center (18300 Lemarsh St)
    • FULL: Granada Hills Recreation Center is now full and not able to accept any more residents.
    • FULL: Mason Park (10,500 Mason Ave)
  • Large Animals:
    • Hansen Dam (11770 Foothill Blvd)
    • If you need help with the evacuation of large animals, contact East Valley Animal Shelter 818-756-9323

STRUCTURES DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • At least 25 structures destroyed

INJURIES:

  • One firefighter with a minor eye injury
  • One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital

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As of 4:22AM

SIZE: Over 4,000 acres. A more accurate measure will be conducted once daylight comes.

CONTAINMENT: 0%

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: Number of homes estimated at 12,700

  • Porter Ranch North of 118FY  from Reseda to Iverson
  • Oakridge Estates (north of 210FY)
  • West of Balboa, North of Sesnon to the Ventura County border with DeSoto as the western border

EVACUATION CENTERS

  • People and small pets:
    • Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave)
    • FULL: Granada Hills Recreation Center is now full and not able to accept any more residents.
    • NEW: Mason Park (10,500 Mason Ave)
  • Large Animals:
    • Hansen Dam (11770 Foothill Blvd)
    • If you need help with the evacuation of large animals, contact East Valley Animal Shelter 818-756-9323

STRUCTURES DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • There has been at least one commercial building destroyed
  • There have been homes destroyed by fire but the estimate number is not available at this time

INJURIES:

  • No reported injuries at this time

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As of 3:11AM

SIZE: Over 4,000 acres. A more accurate measure will be conducted once daylight comes.

CONTAINMENT: 0%

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: Number of homes estimated at 12,700

  • ALL of Porter Ranch (north of 118FY) from Reseda to De Soto
  • Oakridge Estates (north of 210FY)
  • West of Balboa, North of Sesnon to the Ventura County border with DeSoto as the western border

EVACUATION CENTERS

  • People and small pets:
    • Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave)
    • Granada Hills Recreation Center (16730 Chatsworth St)
  • Large Animals:
    • Hansen Dam 

STRUCTURES DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • There has been at least one commercial building destroyed
  • There have been homes destroyed by fire but the estimate number is not available at this time

INJURIES:

  • No reported injuries at this time

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As of 2:16AM

SIZE: 1600 acres

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS

  • ALL of Porter Ranch (north of 118FY) from Reseda to De Soto
  • Oakridge Estates, as shown in the map, is now under mandatory evacuation.
  • West of Balboa, North of Sesnon to the Ventura County border with MASON as the current western border

EVACUATION CENTERS

  • People and small pets:
    • Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave)
    • Granada Hills Recreation Center (16730 Chatsworth St)
  • Large Animals:
    • Hansen Dam 

STRUCTURES DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • There has been at least one commercial building destroyed
  • There have been homes destroyed by fire 

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As of 1:21AM

SIZE: 1600 acres

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: Approximately 1,900 homes affected in mandatory evacuation zone

  • Oakridge Estates, as shown in the map, is now under mandatory evacuation.
  • West of Balboa, North of Sesnon to the Ventura County border with MASON as the current western border

EVACUATION WARNING: Warning is issued to an area that is likely to become mandatory if the fire continues to follow the same path. Residents in this zone should be prepared to evacuate immediately

  • All areas south of Sesnon to the 118 Freeway

EVACUATION CENTERS

  • People and small pets:
    • Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave)
  • Large Animals:
    • Hansen Dam 

STRUCTURES DESTROYED BY FIRE:

  • There has been at least one commercial building destroyed
  • There have been homes destroyed by fire 

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As of 12:19AM

SIZE: 1600 acres

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: Approximately 1,900 homes are in the evacuation zones

  • Oakridge Estates, as shown in the map, is now under mandatory evacuation.
  • West of Balboa, North of Sesnon with MASON as the current western border

EVACUATION CENTERS

  • People and small pets:
    • Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave)
  • Large Animals:
    • Hansen Dam 

STRUCTURES DESTROYED BY FIRE: There has been at least one commercial building destroyed

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As of 11:52PM

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS:

  • Oakridge Estates, as shown in the map, is now under mandatory evacuation.
  • West of Balboa, North of Sesnon with Tampa as the current western border

EVACUATION CENTERS

  • People and small pets: Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave)
  • Large Animals: Hansen Dam 

ACREAGE: 60+ with winds in excess of 60MPH

STRUCTURES DESTROYED BY FIRE: There has been at least one commercial building destroyed

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As of 10:55PM

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: Oakridge Estates, as shown in the map, is now under mandatory evacuation.

EVACUATION CENTERS: Are being established and more information to follow

ACREAGE: 60+ with winds in excess of 60MPH

STRUCTURES DESTROYED BY FIRE: There has been at least one commercial building destroyed

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