Multiple wildfires break out across LA: Terrifying footage shows hundreds of firefighters battling to contain growing blazes in Southern California as one man is killed and 100,000 are forced to flee their homes

Friday, October 11, 2019
By Paul Martin

The Saddleridge Fire broke out after 9pm on Thursday in Sylmar, California along the 210 Freeway
Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for at least 25,000 homes in the Granada Hills, Porter Ranch and Oakridge Estates neighborhoods of Los Angeles
As of 8am Friday, 4,700 acres of land were scorched with zero containment, according to fire department
Meanwhile nearby Sandalwood Fire burned after a garbage truck threw burning trash on the side of the road
Lois Arvickson, 89, has been missing since Thursday after Sandalwood Fire swept through mobile home park
The first fatality was confirmed after a man in his late 50s went into cardiac arrest on Thursday night

By MARY KEKATOS
DAILYMAIL.COM
11 October 2019

Terrifying aerial footage showed crews battling a California wildfire fueled by winds as homes burned and thousands of people were forced to evacuate.

The fire, known as the Saddleridge Brush Fire, broke out after 9pm on Thursday in Sylmar, north of Los Angeles, along the 210 Freeway near Yarnell Street and jumped the highway, according to KTLA.

Multiple freeways, including Interstate 5, Interstate 210, and Interstate 405 northbound were shut down at least partially, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Fire officials said the Saddleridge Fire consumed more than 4,700 acres by 8am on Friday with zero containment. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Helicopters made repeated water drops as 1,000 firefighters on the ground attacked flames in and around homes, 25 of which have been damaged so far.

Authorities have ordered mandatory evacuations in the Granada Hills, Porter Ranch and Oakridge Estates neighborhoods affecting about 100,000 people on the northern edge of the city in the San Fernando Valley area.

One person had died after an adult male believed to be in his late 50s went into cardiac arrest on Thursday night as a result of the blaze,

Paramedics began performing CPR and transported the man to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, it was announced at a joint press conference of the Los Angeles Fire Department and Police Department.

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