Saddleridge
FIRE
8,799
acres
15.3 mi
NNW of Los Angeles, CA
98%
containment
UNKNOWN
Last Updated: 1 month ago
Incident #: NWCG-6643
Fire Start: Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:03 PM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

The Saddle Ridge fire started 10th at 9:03 P.M. It is located near Yarnell Road exit off Interstate 210. As of 7:30 AM on October 24th, the fire is 8,799 acres with 98% containment. 
Angeles National Forest is in unified command with Los Angeles City and Los Angeles County fire departments.
 

Current Situation 

Firefighters will work through the day in rugged terrain throughout the burn area to increase containment lines. Tactical patrols will remain in place to monitor the area for smoldering debris.  The cause of the Saddle Ridge Fire remains under active investigation.

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: All evacuations related to the Saddle Ridge Fire have been lifted. We thank members of the community for promptly heeding the evacuation orders and their patience as we worked to contain the fire. As you repopulate the previously evacuated areas, we ask you to remain vigilant and drive cautiously, as there are still public safety personnel working in the area. As a reminder, if you see anything of concern, report it to the authorities, and in case of an emergency, call 911.

Angeles National Forest Closure
The Angeles National Forest has closed a section of the forest affected and adjacent to the Saddle Ridge Fire to promote vegetation regrowth.  More information at: https://go.usa.gov/xVzN5

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Thursday October 10th, 2019 approx. 09:03 PM
Location:
I-210 at the Yarnell Exit
Incident Commander:
Ronald Gregor - Type 3 IC
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
34.326, -118.481

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
660
Size (Acres):
8,799
Containment:
98%
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday October 18th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Tall Grass - Brush - Chaparral
Significant Events:
Minimal fire activity

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue to strengthen and improve containment line, monitor open line in inaccessible areas.point protection, Continue to manage and support the damage inspection and suppression repair plans. Identify and release all excess resources.Involved agencies are will be operating under single IAP for the operational period.
Projected Incident Activity:
Red Flag Weather conditions and fire fuels at critical thresholds provide for threat of increased fire activity. Steep terrain and heavy fuels in areas of uncontrolled line provide difficulty for suppression operations. Burnout of inaccessible interior islands of heavy dry fuels and predicted winds provide ignition source and transport across fire perimeter.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF.LOS ANGELES...AND VENTURA COUNTIES..AND SAN FERNANDO VALLEY DUE TO GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES
ELEVATED TO BRIEF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING DUE TO WEAK TO LOCALLY MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...
POTENTIAL MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WITH VERY LOW HUMIDITIES THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY COULD BRING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO PORTIONS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES

Contact

Incident Contact
Angeles Fire Information Center
Phone: 626-574-5208
Hours: Closed
Fire Unit Information
Angeles National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
701 N. Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006