Saddleridge Fire Update

By October 24, 2019LACoFD News
In the early morning hours of October 11, 2019, crew members from Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) Strike Team 1120 and Engine 8 were dispatched to defend homes threatened by flames during the Saddleridge Fire.

Photos by Douglas Morrison, LACoFD Photographer

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, at around 9 p.m., the Saddleridge Fire broke out in the communities of Sylmar, Granada Hills and Porter Ranch.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department worked in unified command with the Los Angeles City Fire Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and the US Forest Service to contain the fire.

As of Thursday, October 24, the fire has burned 8,799 acres and is 97% contained. There was one fatality, eight non-fatal injuries, 19 structures burned and 88 damaged structures.