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Margaret Stewart with LA City Fire Department said the #SaddleridgeFire started at 9 p.m. at the 210 off-ramp at Yarnell in Sylmar.
Mandatory evacuation orders were issued after an aggressive brush fire quickly scorched over 4,600 acres 0% Containment and burning right up to homes and power lines.
All of Porter Ranch under mandatory evacuation order #SaddleRidgeFire
At least 2 homes now burning in #Sylmar
Fire is moving in two directions.
A separate spot fire broke out after strong winds in the area picked up some embers that traveled a few miles and ignited on the west-side of the 5 Freeway near Granada Hills. Those flames rapidly erupted to at least 30 acres, west of Balboa Boulevard and San Fernando Road.
Evacuation orders were issued for the Oakridge Estates community north of the 210 Freeway.
In Porter Ranch area winds at 73 mph
The #SaddleridgeFire fire is rapidly moving west towards the northern portions of Granada Hills, Porter Ranch and Chatsworth, in the vicinity of the 118 freeway. Be prepared and ready to evacuate if given the order.
Porter Ranch - Tampa ans Reseda is closed until 7 am
210 freeway between the 5 and 118 has been shutdown
5 SB shutdown in Santa Clarita - they are taking you off at Calgrove
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