Fire Update: Changing Winds Make Sesnon Fire Difficult to Predict
The Santa Ana winds will worsen over the next few hours, then finally mellow out around noon. Northridge View at the 11800 block of Reseda is now under mandatory evacuation as the fire licks at the road. Edelston Park has been completely destroyed. In spite of the proximity of the fire, Cal State Northridge will be open today. The 118 West was just reopened.
The Marek Fire: The 210 is now opened, but onramps and offramps are closed between the 5 freeway and Wheatland. Winds are moving the fire towards the west.
UPDATE 6:45 The Marek fire is being reported as 70 percent contained. No new buildings burned overnight. There was one flareup in Lopez Canyon, but the fire has died down and there is a lull in the wind. UPDATE 7am Although the Sesnon fire is 0 percent contained, the front at Aliso Canyon appears to be out, saving countless homes. Governor Schwarzenegger will be touring the area today.