Photos: SoCal Is On Fire Today. This Is What It Looks Like
Several fires broke out across Southern California Thursday and continue to burn on Friday. People have died, homes have been destroyed, and tens of thousands have been evacuated or displaced. Here are the photos, videos and imagery that show what it's like out there:
SADDLERIDGE FIRE (LOS ANGELES COUNTY)
The Saddleridge Fire began Thursday night near Sylmar and grew by thousands of acres overnight.
The #SaddleridgeFire which started in Sylmar has now jumped the 5 freeway per @LAFD. Additional mandatory evacuation orders for the area of Balboa to Tampa north of Sesnon. The 210 freeway between the 5 & 118 has been shutdown per @CHPsouthern. Take this fire seriously! pic.twitter.com/bQT7imoQ9O— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) October 11, 2019
UPDATE #SaddleridgeFire current closures:— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) October 11, 2019
SB 5 at Calgrove Bl
NB 5 at Rte 118
SB 14 at Newhall
WB 210 at 118
NB 405 at 118
EB 118 connector to WB 210
EB 118 connector to NB 405
NB/SB 5 to EB 118
Photo: I-5/State Route 14 interchange today pic.twitter.com/XWuTKDuHip
EL SERENO FIRE (LOS ANGELES COUNTY)
Another brush fire broke out Friday in El Sereno . A plume of visible smoke could be seen across a wide area.
SANDALWOOD FIRE (RIVERSIDE COUNTY)
The Sandalwood Fire in Calimesa spread to more than 800 acres by Friday morning and prompted mandatory evacuations.
Photos: 500-acre Sandalwood fire burning in Calimesa destroys mobile homes, prompts evacuations: https://t.co/xWIXO3l4cO . #SandalwoodFire #Sandalwood pic.twitter.com/6S4xRvdFeJ— Jennifer Maher (@JCMaherPhoto) October 11, 2019
#sandalwoodfire more photos. Dm for licensing. May RT. Fire appears to be looking better most open flame are structures involved sadly. pic.twitter.com/I0k5EPR024— Stuart Palley (@stuartpalley) October 11, 2019
RECHE FIRE (RIVERSIDE COUNTY)
The Reche Fire started near the 9000 block of Reche Canyon Road in Moreno Valley. All evacuation orders were lifted by 9 p.m. Thursday.
#RecheFire: Mandatory evacuations have been ordered on Reche Canyon Road, east of Reche Vista Drive and west of Locust Avenue as fire reaches 100 acres and zero containment, per @CALFIRERRU. Updates to come. pic.twitter.com/HqB7ym8BDR— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) October 10, 2019
WENDY FIRE (VENTURA COUNTY)
The Wendy Fire broke out Thursday in Newbury Park, according to Cal Fire officials. By Friday morning, it had reached nearly 100 acres and was 50% contained.
#Wendyfire is still burning to the south away from Newbury Park. FF’s have successfully backfired to roads and trails. There are no reported injuries and approximately 91 acres. Potrero rd is still closed at Wendy. Photo credit @RC_FirePhoto @VCFD @toaksvcso @CityofTO pic.twitter.com/GblJr8ESzS— VCFD PIO (@VCFD_PIO) October 11, 2019
AGENCY ASSIST 10/10/19 @LACoFireAirOps night water dropping helicopter responding to assist @VCFD with the #WendyFire near Newbury Park, CA. Follow @VCFD_PIO for updates. (📷@hawk0445) pic.twitter.com/pmXH2hC4LL— LACoFireAirOps (@LACoFireAirOps) October 11, 2019
WOLF FIRE (RIVERSIDE COUNTY)
About 4 miles south of Banning, flames spread to about 75 acres by Friday morning .
#WolfFire @CALFIRERRU south of #Banning. Wolfskill Truck Rd. The fire has spread a lot with the strong east winds on it. pic.twitter.com/SFdnXFqRO5— Dave Toussaint (@engineco16) October 11, 2019
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4:27 p.m.: This article was updated with new photos from the Saddleridge Fire.
2:34 p.m.: This article was updated with new photos from El Sereno.
This article was originally published at 11:45 a.m.
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