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  • For updated and continuing coverage, click here to see all related wildfire posts. 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....
  • Captain Henry Rodriguez of LA County Fire told KCAL9 on live TV that at least nineteen structures have burned in the Sesnon Fire that is burning in Porter Ranch, Chatsworth and outlying county areas. Map and more basic info on the Sesnon Fire can be found here....
  • An electrical distribution line that fell onto dry brush in a drainage area of Oat Mountain is being blamed for the Sesnon Fire in a preliminary investigation by investigators from LA County Fire, Sheriff's and CalFire. They cannot confirm why the line, located near Limekiln Canyon Road and Palo Sola Truck Road in unincorporated LA County, fell to the ground, though most people are thinking it is wind. More details are expected to come out...
  • Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's Office sent out a big press release tonight updating traffic, transit, evacuation and school information regarding the Sesnon Fire in the Northwest San Fernando Valley that's mainly affecting the Porter Ranch and Chatsworth neighborhoods and surrounding areas. All the info can be read here....
  • The La Jolla Fire, eponymously named after the canyon currently ablaze in Point Mugu State Park north of Malibu, has grown to 32 acres, but firefighters have 50% of the blaze contained, according to the Ventura County Fire Department's webpage. Downed power lines, most likely due to winds, are suspected to be the cause of the Sesnon Fire, according to "sources close to the investigation," per ABC7's Twitter. Additionally, all evacuations for the Marek Fire...
  • The downed power line that caused the 14,000 acre Sesnon Fire was owned by the Southern California Gas Co., who are not regulated by the state's Public Utilities Commission, at least when it comes to power line regulations, the LA Times finds: "Commission rules require power lines owned by electric utilities to be inspected regularly and to have brush under the lines cleared to prevent fires. But commission spokesman Tom Hall told The Times that...
  • A deer runs away, across the path of a hand crew at the top of Louise Avenue in Granada Hills (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) Follow LAist's continuing coverage of the wildfires by clicking hereAs of 2:15 p.m., LA County Fire told LAist over the phone that little has updated in the last few hours regarding the two fires in the San Fernando Valley. The Sesnon Fire in the Northwest Valley still has no containment and...
  • AP Photo/Reed Saxon The Sesnon Fire that began in Porter Ranch yesterday morning has spread to Simi Valley totalling 13,285 acres and prompting mandatory evacuations. Mandatory evacuations are in effect for Tapo Canyon north of Lost Canyon, Box Canyon, Lake Manor, Lilac Lane, Santa Susanna Pass Road from the Ventura County line to Box Canyon Road, and Woolsey Canyon, according to the Ventura County Fire Department as of 5:04 p.m. Voluntary evacuations are in...
  • Via LA County Fire | View Larger Map Last Updated at 5:26 p.m., 10/14 Sources: LA County Fire CURRENT SIZE: 13,285 acres CURRENT CONDITION/CONTAINMENT: Active Wildfire. The fire is currently burning in Simi Valley CAUSE OF FIRE: Under Active Investigation STRUCTURES DAMAGED/THREATENED: 19 'structures' damaged (and possibly destroyed). Not yet confirmed how many are residential. Damage Assessment Teams will be deployed early Tuesday morning. CIVILIAN INJURIES: Not Yet Determined CIVILIAN DEATH: 1 Motorist on 118...
  • 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...
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