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11 Oct 2019 | 12:27 PM UTC

US: Ongoing wildfire in Greater Los Angeles October 11

United States of America News Alert

Ongoing wildfire reported in Greater Los Angeles (California state) October 11; follow authority directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/12/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION Greater Los Angeles

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Event

Wildfires broke across Southland in Greater Los Angeles in the late evening (local time) on Thursday, October 10. The Saddleridge fire began as humidity dropped, temperatures rose and winds picked up. Firefighters were reporting zero percent containment in the early hours of Friday, October 11.

Authorities have implemented mandatory evacuation orders and evacuation warning along the 118 highway and 210 freeway. Several road closures have been implemented near these areas.

Further spread of the fire remains possible in the coming several hours and days. A heightened security presence is to be expected in the vicinity of the wildfires and evacuation zones.

Context

Power cuts have been implemented in 34 counties in California as of October 9 due to the risk of wildfire.

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities (e.g. evacuation notices, road closures), and exercise caution when traveling near the wildfire. Children and those with respiratory illness are advised to limit outdoor activity.

 

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