Saddle Ridge Fire Incident
Active for 20 days
|Last Updated||11/05/19 12:06 PM|
|Date Started||10/10/19 9:02 PM|
|Date Contained||10/31/19 9:10AM|
|Location Information||Saddle Ridge Rd, Sylmar|
|Administrative Unit||Unified Command: Los Angeles County Fire Department and Los Angeles City Fire Department and Angeles National Forest|
|Reports||Click here for prior status reports|
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 lacity.org/recovery
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 go.usa.gov/xVzN5.
Damages and Losses
Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities
Sylmar Recreation Center (Local Assistance Center)
13109 Borden Avenue Sylmar, CA, 91342
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
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.