Rapidly moving wildfire forces thousands of Californians to flee

National / World

NEAR SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. (NBC News) – More than 100,000 people have been evacuated as a rapidly-growing wildfire burns in Los Angeles County, California.

Nearly 13,000 homes near the San Fernando Valley were placed under mandatory evacuation after the Saddleridge Fire burned overnight, quickly growing from 60 acres to nearly 5,000.

High winds are helping fuel the blaze.

“This is a very dynamic fire,” Los Angeles Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas said Friday morning.  “We’ve calculated that the fire is moving at a rate of 800 acres an hour.”  

Read more: https://nbcnews.to/35pG3cR

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download the KSN News App and stay up-to-date wherever you are. You can even watch KSN News live for free!
Click here to get the app
Get it in the App store
Get it in the Google Play store

3 Day Forecast

KSN Storm Track 3 Weather

Trending Stories