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Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 06:39 AM PDT

Saddleridge Fire: Flames Burn Porter Ranch Hillsides

Saddleridge Fire: Flames Burn Porter Ranch Hillsides

Fire whipped by strong winds burned hillsides early Friday Oct. 11, 2019 in the Porter Ranch area. NBC's Gadi Schwartz captured this video early Friday morning.  

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 01:50 PM PDT

Reche Fire 60% Contained, Progress Impeded

Reche Fire 60% Contained, Progress Impeded

A wind-driven fire just north of Moreno Valley that blackened about 350 acres was 60% contained Friday afternoon and its progress stopped without any reported injuries or damaged structures, authorities said.

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 at 04:45 AM PDT

Fire Insurance: What to Do If You've Been Forced to Evacuate

Fire Insurance: What to Do If You've Been Forced to Evacuate

If you are one of the thousands affected by the California wildfires, you may be at a loss for what to do next. Whether you are directly impacted by the wildfires or could be, the California Department of...

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 12:40 PM PDT

Wendy Fire in Ventura County Now 50% Contained

Wendy Fire in Ventura County Now 50% Contained

The Wendy Fire has grown to approximately 91 acres, burning south of the intersection of Wendy Drive and Potrero Road in Newbury Park, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 04:49 AM PDT

Saddleridge Fire: Wildfire Spreads Into Porter Ranch Area

Saddleridge Fire: Wildfire Spreads Into Porter Ranch Area

Mandatory evacuations were ordered for Porter Ranch and other areas north of Los Angeles overnight due to the wind-fanned Saddleridge Fire. Video is from Friday morning, Oct. 11, 2019. 

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 03:28 PM PDT

Fire Rips Through Hills in Sylmar

Fire Rips Through Hills in Sylmar

Mandatory evacuations were underway as the Saddleridge Fire burned and closed the 210 Freeway. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 10:16 PM PDT

Emergency Declarations Made for SoCal Wildfires

Emergency Declarations Made for SoCal Wildfires

Firefighters are working to protect homes as a fast-moving wildfire spread across parts of the San Fernando Valley, forcing evacuations, threatening thousands of homes and closing major freeways.

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 at 02:50 AM PDT

Woman Dies in Calimesa Fire Caused by Truck's Fiery Load

Woman Dies in Calimesa Fire Caused by Truck's Fiery Load

One person was killed in an 823-acre Calimesa blaze fueled by high winds that is believed to have started when burning trash was dumped in to a field of dry grass, officials said Friday.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 07:22 AM PDT

Proactive Power Outages: How Utilities Decide It's Time to Pull the Plug

Proactive Power Outages: How Utilities Decide It's Time to Pull the Plug

Southern California Edison has warned customers in parts of Southern California about unprecedented proactive power shutoffs in high-risk fire areas. Here's how the outages work.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 12:12 AM PDT

LA County Fire Issues Red Flag Warning for Thursday Morning

LA County Fire Issues Red Flag Warning for Thursday Morning

With the Santa Ana winds expected to come in Thursday morning, authorities are asking residents to prepare for critical fire weather conditions and preventative power outages. Kim Tobin reports for the ...

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