Porter ranch ca fire. This map shows the Saddleridge fire evacuation areas in Porter Ranch and Sylmar

Brush Fire Burns in Granada Hills, Porter Ranch and Sylmar, Homes Damaged

Porter ranch ca fire

She is a native of Orange County and attended Chapman University, where she was the editor-in-chief of the college newspaper, the Panther. The community has been battered by brush fires, earthquakes and four years ago the largest natural gas leak in United States history. She has worked for the Register since 2013. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, though some residents along Saddle Ridge Road in Sylmar said they were interviewed by investigators about they saw in the hills above their homes. There was no immediate word on what sparked the blaze.

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Saddleridge Fire: Evacuees return to burned down homes in Los Angeles

Porter ranch ca fire

Katie Hill, D-Agua Dulce said at a press conference Friday afternoon with fire and police officials. He had left his gate open and wanted to check on the home one more time. Firefighters enter a burned house as the Saddleridge Fire grows to thousands of acres in just a few hours, in Porter Ranch in the early morning hours of Oct. Though conditions appeared to be improving, low humidity and northeasterly winds gusting up to 50 mph — expected to linger until the evening — still pose a challenge for firefighters. But she said she knows embers can change things quickly. Terrazas noted that city officials had been working with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to clear homeless people out of fire-prone areas during the red-flag conditions that began Thursday, but he said he did not know if there were any encampments near the flashpoint of the blaze.

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Saddleridge Fire: Evacuees return to burned down homes in Los Angeles

Porter ranch ca fire

We've got more on the air quality and. He's taking shelter in a country club nearby. Large animals could be taken to the Hansen Dam Recreation Area at 11770 Foothill Blvd. Officials said the fire was moving at a rate of about 800 acres per hour in the morning. The utility had cut power to some overhead power lines Thursday night to assist with the firefighting efforts.

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The Saddleridge fire is closing these freeways and roads in Sylmar, Granada Hills, Porter Ranch and Santa Clarita

Porter ranch ca fire

Still smoldering near burnt out car. . It's burning mostly within the city of L. In Porter Ranch, a man stood in the dark, staring as waves of embers crested against a two-story home abutting a hillside on Sheffield Way. Full containment could take days, officials cautioned, as responders struggle to root out the flames amid heavy vegetation. Rear of home that was lost in Granada Hills. The Granada Hills Recreation Center at 16730 Chatsworth St.

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1 Dead, Dozens Of Homes Destroyed By Saddle Ridge Fire In Porter Ranch; 100K Flee

Porter ranch ca fire

The dryness and winds set the stage for the Sandalwood Fire, another fire in Calimesa to the east. Community members returning to those areas should remain alert for fire activity. Agency officials said they were unable to provide buses through the area as an alternative due to the freeway closures. The disaster was fueled by the same dry, windy conditions that led a northern California power provider to shut off electricity to nearly 1 million people this week over fears of igniting another one of the massive fires that have plagued the state. No outages as result of tx lines out. Lots of pets at the Sylmar Rec Center, an evacuation center. This fire occurred with two others, one in San Diego County and another at the eastern end of the.

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This map shows the Saddleridge fire evacuation areas in Porter Ranch and Sylmar

Porter ranch ca fire

The momentum of the wind-whipped blaze took many by surprise. According to the California Highway Patrol, as of Friday afternoon, closures were being lifted on the Golden State 5 Freeway and the San Diego 405 Freeway. They must have fire resistant roofs and siding; fine mesh screen on attic vents to keep embers out; decks and patios made of non-flammable material, and heat-resistant windows. On March 12, 2016, Los Angeles County Public Health Department officials say its test of dust in Porter Ranch homes turned up the presence of metals, including barium, that could have caused the kinds of health symptoms some residents have reported experiencing even after the big gas blowout was plugged. Archived from on January 25, 2012. Paul Womble said he noticed the flames were getting close to his home at about 10:30 p. Among the evacuees Friday was U.

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Saddleridge fire: California and L.A. declare state of emergency

Porter ranch ca fire

Officials estimated that the leak would take months to repair. About 330 juveniles and staff from the Barry J. In , a woman lurches her car on a road toward a flaming orange oblivion. Porter Ranch is located in , currently represented by John Lee. They also excepting small pets. Times staff writer Leila Miller contributed to this report. Porter Ranch resident Josh Stokes was in a field near his home checking out the flames from the safety of a cleared field.

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