Saddle Ridge Fire Incident

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8,799 Acres


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Active for 20 days  

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1 County

Los Angeles  

Last Updated11/05/19 12:06 PM
Date Started10/10/19 9:02 PM
Date Contained10/31/19 9:10AM
Location InformationSaddle Ridge Rd, Sylmar
Lat/Long[34.32988, -118.48161]
Administrative UnitUnified Command: Los Angeles County Fire Department and Los Angeles City Fire Department and Angeles National Forest
ReportsClick here for prior status reports

Status Updates

Firefighters from The Los Angeles City Fire Department, The Los Angeles County Fire Department, and Angeles National Forest have made significant progress working in their respective jurisdictions with support from assisting agencies to increase containment lines and address hot spots.

Tactical patrols will remain in place to monitor the area as low humidity and northerly winds remain a concern through Wednesday with the strongest gusts expected tonight and tomorrow morning.

The public is reminded to please drive cautiously and yield to emergency personnel working around the burn area.

The cause of the Saddle Ridge Fire remains under active investigation.

This will be the “Final” update on this incident in this format. Any additional updates will be distributed through each jurisdiction’s normal platforms.

Please be advised, due to decreased requests for assistance, demobilization of the Local Assistance Center (LAC) has begun. County and State agencies will be released at the closure of the LAC today, October 21, 2019. However, all LA City agencies will provide Saddle Ridge Fire recovery resources at the Sylmar Recreation Center until Tuesday, October 22, 2019 ending at 7:00pm. After the closure of the LAC, 211 will continue to provide recovery assistance information and referrals.

Sylmar Recreation Center.

Dates: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - Saturday, October 22, 2019

Hours of Operation: (Monday - Tuesday) 9:30am to 7:00pm

Public call 213-213-5228 or visit

To ensure the safety of both the public and first responders, the Angeles NF has closed a section of the forest due to the fire. Please refer to

Damages and Losses

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

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88 Structures Damaged

Residential, Commercial and Other

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19 Structures Destroyed

Residential, Commercial and Other

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8 Injuries

Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Injuries

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1 Fatality

Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Fatalities

Contact Information

Sylmar Recreation Center (Local Assistance Center)
13109 Borden Avenue Sylmar, CA, 91342

Agency Information

Los Angeles City Fire Department
Cal Fire, LA Emergency Management Department (EMD), LA Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), LA Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, California Highway Patrol (CHP), LA County Public Health Department, LA City Department of Animal Regulation, American Red Cross, LA Public Works, Southern California Edison, LA County Public Works Flood Control, Los Angeles Department of Transportation and MySafe:LA, Los Angeles County Fire Department , Angeles National Forest

Resources Assigned

CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. In support of its ground forces, the CAL FIRE emergency response air program includes 23 Grumman S-2T 1,200 gallon airtankers, 12 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, 9 CALFIRE Hawks, and 16 OV-10A airtactical. From 13 air attack and 10 helitack bases located statewide, aircraft can reach most fires within 20 minutes.

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206 Personnel