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Los Angeles Wildfire Update

FIRE INFORMATION UPDATE

FIRE: SADDLERIDGE FIRE Oct. 10, 2019 6:30PM

A home burns despite best efforts to save it in the early stages of the SaddleRidge Fire.
Photo Credit: Greg Doyle.

Use this page to stay in touch with us regarding the “Saddle Ridge Fire” in the north San Fernando Valley. 

This is a dangerous and unpredictable wind-driven fire. Fire and Police officials have mandated evacuations from multiple communities, and we encourage everyone within those neighborhoods to leave immediately if you have not already done so. 

If you haven’t already done so, sign up for emergency notifications: https://emergency.lacity.org/notifyla

IF YOU HAVE EVACUATED… Read this essential information on getting safely back into your home: https://www.mysafela.org/recovery/

If you have lost your home and need support, please call the American Red Cross caseworker hotline: 310.445.9920

Fire fighters actively work to protect homes overnight on October 11, 2019..
Photo Credit: Greg Doyle.

The Ready, Set, Go initiative is designed to help homeowners survive a wildfire, such as the Saddle Ridge incident. The most important issue at this point in time is GO. Learn more:

Ready  https://www.mysafela.org/get-ready/

Set  https://www.mysafela.org/get-set/

Go! https://www.mysafela.org/go/

Download the Ready, Set, Go flyer: Download this PDF

Important Tips About Why Evacuating is SO essential to life safety:

  • I’m not leaving. Some people think the fire may miss their home or not actually affect them. While this may end up being the case, staying is dangerous. Most people who die in wildfires were either unable or unwilling to leave – and often left too late. 
  • I will defend my home. In a terrain driven fire, it may be possible to defend a home. In a wind driven wildfire, only professionals, with appropriate protective and firefighting gear can defend structures, and even then, not always. Your home can be replaced, you cannot. 
  • I will lose my valuable stuff. If you take heed and follow the READY component of Ready, Set, Go, you will have much of your valuable items. 

Bottom line: When asked to leave, GO!

Media:

Twitter: KNX Radio (follow: knx1070)

Twitter: KPCC Radio (follow: kpcc)

Elected Officials:

Council District 7 – Monica Rodriguez

Council District 12 – John Lee

Mayor Garcetti

State Senator Stern

IMPORTANT MATERIALS:

Family Escape Plan: Download this PDF English Version

Family Escape Plan: Download this PDF Spanish Version

I’m Okay / HELP! information card: Download these PDFs I’m Okay or Help!

Ready, Set, Go Flyer: Download this PDF

IMPORTANT WEBSITES:

LAFD www.lafd.org

LAcFD https://www.fire.lacounty.gov

LAPD: http://www.lapdonline.org

LAcSD: https://lasd.org

GET PREPARED BEFORE THE NEXT WILDFIRE:

MySafe:LA www.mysafela.org

Prevent Wildfire http://www.preventwildfireca.org

Ready For Wildfire https://www.readyforwildfire.org/more/fire-safety-laws/

Notify LA: https://emergency.lacity.org/notifyla

Ready Your LA Neighborhood: https://emergency.lacity.org/rylan

MySafe:LA FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY LINKS:

FireSmart:LA https://www.mysafela.org/firesmartla/

Pet Safety https://www.mysafela.org/pet-safety/

Pets and Fire https://www.mysafela.org/pets-and-fire/

Smoke Alarms https://www.mysafela.org/smoke-alarms/

Ready, Set, Go https://www.mysafela.org/ready-set-go/

An LAFD Air Ship (AW139) unloads during the morning of October 11, 2019.
Photo Credit: Greg Doyle.

LAFD Fire Information (Saddle Ridge Incident)

FIRE DATA:

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

SIZE: 7,965 acres.

CONTAINMENT: 43%

COUNCIL DISTRICT: 7

Council Member Monica Rodriguez

RESOURCES:

Over 1,000 firefighters were assigned at the height of the fire (including all participating agencies)

Many fire resources have been released back to their jurisdictions

Super scoopers and the Sky Crane currently available

UNIFIED COMMAND

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: All evacuation orders have been lifted.

NO CHANGE TO EVACUATIONS AT THIS TIME

Visit LAFD.ORG for the latest evacuation information

EVACUATION CENTERS: UPDATED INFORMATION:

All evacuation centers have been closed

Large Animals:

All animal shelters have been closed

STRUCTURES DESTROYED/DAMAGED BY FIRE:

Homes Destroyed: 17

Homes Damaged: 58

HIGHWAY CLOSURES:

All highways are currently open

INJURIES:

Three firefighters with minor injuries

One civilian suffered cardiac arrest and died at the hospital

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

CalFire Website https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2019/10/10/saddleridge-fire/

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), MySafe:LA, 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).

RESOURCES ASSIGNED (LAFD):

The following fire resources have been assigned to the Saddle Ridge Fire:

AR10 AR2 AR33 AR5 BC1 BC10 BC11 BC12 BC14 BC15 BC18 BC1B BC702 BC705 BC712 BC730 BC740 BP19 BP23 BP41 BP47 BP74 BP78 BP8 BP84 CE43 CE59 CE83 CE84 CL1 CM22 CM41 CM42 CM43 CW3A CW3B DZ12 E1 E10 E100 E102 E103 E106 E107 E11 E112 E12 E14 E15 E18 E1B E1C E2 E20 E201 E209 E21 E210 E215 E226 E229 E233 E239 E24 E25 E250 E26 E260 E261 E263 E27 E273 E275 E287 E288 E290 E292 E293 E295 E298 E3 E33 E35 E37 E38 E3C E4 E40 E443 E458 E462 E48 E481 E482 E49 E496 E5 E60 E61 E63 E64 E66 E69 E6S E7 E70 E72 E75 E77 E8 E81 E82C E85 E87 E89 E9 E90 E91 E93 E94 E95 E98 EA1 EM1 EM13 EM14 EM15 EM17 EM9 H0F H1 H2 H4 H5 HA1 HA2 HA4 HA5 HE1 JT2 JT3 JT4 PH1 PI2 PI4 RA10 RA105 RA106 RA13 RA17 RA18 RA26 RA266 RA43 RA55 RA59 RA6 RA64 RA7 RA73 RA75 RA78 RA81 RA82 RA88 RA898 RA9 RA90 RA91 RA98 T39 T73 T75 T87 T90 T98 WT77 WT88

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