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Saddle Ridge Fire In Sylmar Causes Closure Of 210 Freeway

Classified As “Major Emergency” 

The blaze prompted a full closure of the 210 Freeway near the I-5 Freeway, with southbound traffic on the 5 Freeway backed up all the way to the 5-14 interchange, according to officials. Evacuations are also underway in the nearby neighborhoods, according to LAFD officials. 

Update 12:08 AM

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: Oakridge Estates, 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 

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 

LAFD 

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LAPD::::

We have declared a citywide tactical alert in response to the #SaddleRidgeFire and are working with @LAFD to carry out any necessary evacuations. If you live in the area of the 210 freeway and Yarnell in Sylmar, we urge you to be prepared & follow all public safety instructions 

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