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Sesnon Fire Update: High Winds Cause Fire to Jump Sesnon

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According to CBS2 News, at 1:30 this morning the Sesnon fire jumped Sesnon Boulevard, "a major artery" for evacuations and firefighting efforts, and is heading towards homes in Granada Hills. As of 4:30 this morning, approximately 18 structures have burned, 8 or 9 of those were homes. The fire is burning on three fronts, and embers continue to ignite new fires. The most dramatic footage is east of Reseda around Sesnon.

The most recent LAFD news alert was at 12:05 am this morning

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CURRENT SIZE: 5000+ acres CURRENT CONDITION/CONTAINMENT: Active Wildfire. The blaze has moved southwest from point of origin, jumped the Santa Susana Pass (State Route 118) and is continuing southwest. The fire is wind-driven south of SR118 and topography-driven north of SR118. A containment statement has not been issued.

Transportation information after jump

Transportation information:

There is no Metro bus service into the Porter Ranch area until further notice.

The Metrolink Ventura line northbound service will end at the Van Nuys station.

Metro will provide bus bridge service to Metrolink customers to Ventura County.

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Antelope Valley Transit and Santa Clarita Transit ticket and pass holders can ride the Metrolink Antelope Valley line for free.

Up-to-date transportation information is available from Metro at its toll-free number 1-800-COMMUTE.

Street Closures:

- Topanga Canyon Boulevard northbound at Chatsworth Avenue

- DeSoto Avenue northbound at Rinaldi Street

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- Corbin Avenue northbound at Porter Ranch Drive

- Mason Avenue northbound at Celtic Street

- Mason Avenue northbound at Corbin Avenue

- Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway, both directions between Reseda Blvd and Stearns Ave.

Photo by Guliaka via Flickr. "Heavy Brush Fire at Brows Canyon and Oat Mountain Way." Uploaded Oct 13 2008