Saddleridge Fire Map: State of Emergency Declared in Los Angeles and California, View List of Areas Affected With Wildfire and Names of Evacuation Centres
Saddleridge Fire (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

A bush fire aggravated by wind has caused devastations in the northern foothills of the San Fernando Valley. The wildfire which began on Friday has already burnt 7,500 acres of land bringing down 31 structures including houses making people flee to rescue. Saddleridge fire broke out at about 9 pm and has been moving at a rate of around 800 acres per hour. It started on the north side of the 210 Freeway in Sylmar amid strong Santa Ana winds and spread rapidly westward into Porter Ranch. While evacuation is in process and only 13 percent could be contained. As the fire engulfed more residential areas, a State of Emergency has been declared in Los Angeles and California. With the fire continuing to rage, we have compiled a list of places affected by the calamity. You can also check the list of maps for the latest evacuation notices in your region and other updates of the fire. Saddleridge Fire Leads to Massive Power Outage in California; PG&E Hopeful of Restoring Electricity at Earliest.

It also includes a map of evacuation orders, provided by the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). Mandatory evacuations have been issued for the areas listed below which has a total of 12,700 homes. You can take shelter at these places; some of them also allow pets inside, however, you are advised to call them before going them to confirm the same.

This is provided by Inciweb as of 11 a.m. Pacific on October 11.

Areas Affected By The Fire

Porter Ranch North of 118FY from Reseda to Iverson

Oakridge Estates (north of 210FY)

West of Balboa, North of Sesnon to the Ventura County border with DeSoto as the western border.

Map Showing Saddleridge Fire:

Evacuation Centres Are Available At The Following Locations

Lanark Recreation Center (21816 Lanark St.) – People and small pets allowed.

Van Nuys Recreation Center (14301 Vanowen St. in Van Nuys, California) – as of 1:25 p.m. Pacific.

Encino Community Center (4935 Balboa Blvd., Encino California) – as of 1:25 p.m. Pacific.

FULL: Northridge Recreation Center (18300 Lemarsh St) – Taking people and small pets.

FULL: Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave) – Taking people and small pets.

FULL: Granada Hills Recreation Center is now full and not able to accept any more residents.

FULL: Mason Park (10,500 Mason Ave)

Big animals can be taken o Hansen Dam (11770 Foothill Blvd)

Pierce College (6201 Winnetka Ave.)

Reportedly, birds and animals can be taken to Canoga Discount Birds and Pomona Fairplex respectively. However, as it is not listed by LAFD, you may want to call before going there.

Satellite View of Fire at Saddleridge:

Map Showing Affected Regions Asking People to Evacuate:

Mandatory Evacuations Have Been Issued For The Below-Listed Areas

This is provided by Inciweb as of 11 am Pacific on October 11.

Porter Ranch North of 118FY from Reseda to Iverson

Oakridge Estates (north of 210FY)

West of Balboa, North of Sesnon to the Ventura County border with DeSoto as the western border

Evacuation Centres Are Available At The Following Locations

Lanark Recreation Center (21816 Lanark St.) – Taking people and small pets. New and open for arrivals.

Van Nuys Recreation Center (14301 Vanowen St. in Van Nuys, California) – as of 1:25 p.m. Pacific

Encino Community Center (4935 Balboa Blvd., Encino California) – as of 1:25 p.m. Pacific

FULL: Northridge Recreation Center (18300 Lemarsh St) – Taking people and small pets

FULL: Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave) – Taking people and small pets

FULL: Granada Hills Recreation Center is now full and not able to accept any more residents.

FULL: Mason Park (10,500 Mason Ave)

Big animals can be taken to Hansen Dam (11770 Foothill Blvd)

Pierce College (6201 Winnetka Ave.)

You can contact East Valley Animal Shelter (Phone Number 818-756-9323) for help with the evacuation of large animals.

Map of Regions Affected by Saddleridge Fire:

Wind, warm temperatures and low humidity have fueled the fire.  Two major highways have been closed due to the flames. With wind gusts of up to 75mph in the mountains and 55mph by the coasts, the National Weather Service has issued red flag fire condition warnings for Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Red flag fire condition warnings have been issued cautioning wind up to 75mph in the mountains and 55mph by the coasts. Residents are advised to stay safe and immediately evacuate affected regions.