The wind-driven Saddleridge Fire is now up to 75-hundred acres with 13 percent containment. At least 25 homes are destroyed or damaged in the San Fernando Valley. One resident died of a heart attack and one firefighter is injured. About 100-thousand people remain evacuated.
Residents need to be ready to evacuate at any point, says LA Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas.
”This is a very dynamic fire. The public can help us by listening to police officers and firefighter directions, especially when we’re talking about evacuations.”
Remember, the emergency officials usually can’t come back and get you if you ignore their warnings.
”Do not wait to leave. If we ask you to evacuate, please evacuate.”