Firefighters advance to contain the deadly fire that caused about 100,000 displaced

All evacuees because of the Saddleridge fire in southern California were able to return home on Saturday when the containment of the Saddleridge fire increased, and mandatory evacuation orders were lifted, after the fire caused the death of one person, burned more than 7,500 acres, damaged or destroyed some 31 structures and forced some 100,000 people to leave their homes in areas north of the San Fernando Valley.

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) reported Evacuation orders were lifted for all homes south of Highway 118, smaller areas to the east, areas west of Mason Avenue and southwest of Corbin Avenue, and all areas west of Reseda and south of Sesnon . The neighbors of Sylmar, Granada Hills, Porter Ranch and Chatsworth who were evacuated can now return to their homes.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) tweeted evacuated residents and asked to remain alert and drive with caution, as there are still public safety personnel working in the area. As a reminder, if you see anything of concern, report to the authorities and, in case of emergency, call 911.

Smoke and ash from the fire, which was contained at 19%, according to the CalFire report of 5 p.m. of Saturday, has also caused Worsening air quality.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, although it is believed that it started from an Edison transmission tower, just behind the home of a Sylmar resident.

The dimensions of the fire and its rapid advance required that over a thousand firefighters participate in its containment, As you can see in this image shared on Twitter yesterday:

Despite the milder winds, specialists from the National Weather Service noted that humidity levels in the area were expected to remain in a single digit, which means critically dry conditions that caused an extension of a red flag warning to 6 pm of Saturday.

The aggressive forest fire that destroyed more than 7,552 acres and forced the evacuation of 25,000 homes, caused the total loss of 13 houses and the rest of the reported properties suffered varying degrees of damage, while Los Angeles firefighters said the area of ​​greatest impact on lost homes is in Porter Ranch.


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