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Fire Near Porter Ranch, Chatsworth Grows to 3,700 Acres

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The two fires burning in the San Fernando Valley have neared a total of 9,000 acres. The Sesnon Fire, which began north of Porter Ranch around 10:30 a.m. this morning, has quickly grown to 3,700 acres reaching into Chatsworth with no containment reported. The Marek fire in the Northeast Valley that began early Sunday morning is at 5,000 acres with 5% containment.

Nearly 40 homes, including mobile homes, have reportedly burned in the two fires in addition to two deaths. One death was a homeless male adult and his pet dog at the Marek Fire. The second death occurred on the 118 freeway when two vehicles crashed and is blamed on smoke visibility.

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LAist has set up two pages to update basic facts about the fires: Sesnon Fire | Marek Fire.