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Citywide Tactical Alert Called for Saddleridge Fire Near Sylmar

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View from Granada Hills toward Sylmar late Thursday. (Jacob Margolis / LAist)
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L.A. authorities said late Thursday that the city was on tactical alert to respond to the Saddle Ridge Fire near Symar.

LAPD officials said via Twitter that they're working with the city fire department to "carry out any necessary evacuations. If you live in the area of the 210 freeway and Yarnell in Sylmar, we urge you to be prepared & follow all public safety instructions."

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Image show areas . under mandatory evacuation orders late Thursday due to the Saddle Ridge fire.

Authorities also said a mandatory evacation was in effect for Oakridge Estates, shown in the map above. They also said winds have been 60 mph or higher, which has dsestroyed at least once commercial structure.

As the fire grew, L.A.Department of Water and Power officials said they acted to mitigate risk.

EVACUATION CENTERS:

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Authorities said the're working to open emeregency centers. Stay tuned.

ACREAGE: 60+ with heavy winds.

L.A. fire officals said evacuations were underway:

Here's where mandatory evaculations were in effective as of 11 p.m.

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SCENES ON THE GROUND

LAist will have more tomorrow but here's a look at reporting from the ground tonight:

From L.A. Mayor Garcetti:

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From ABC7:

From a KTLA reporter:

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