UPDATE: All lanes of I-5 have reopened, Saddleridge fire has grown to 7,500 acres

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UPDATE (Oct. 12, 2019, 12:35 a.m.): Caltrans continues to reopen roads near the Saddleridge Fire in Los Angeles County. You can view the latest openings and roads that remain closed below.

UPDATE (7 p.m.): Caltrans says all lanes of Interstate 5 through Newhall have reopened.

Caltrans has also listed roads that remain closed in the area.

UPDATE (4:37 p.m.): The Los Angeles County Fire Department says two southbound and northbound lanes of Interstate 5 have reopened.

The California Office of Emergency Services has posted the latest evacuation map for residents affected by Saddleridge Fire. The fire has burned 7,542 acres, Los Angeles fire officials said.

UPDATE (3:20 p.m.): Southbound Interstate 5 has reopened, according to the California Highway Patrol. No other roads have reopened.

UPDATE (1:56 p.m.): Firefighters say the blaze has grown to 7,542 acres and is 13 percent contained.

There is no estimate as to when full containment will be reached. More than 1,000 personnel from multiple agencies are fighting the blaze.

The cause is under investigation.

UPDATE (10 a.m.) 21 Kern County firefighters have been deployed to the Saddleridge Fire, according to the KCFD PIO. The crew from the Lebec station were en route to the Wolf Fire when they were diverted to the Saddleridge Fire.

UPDATE (8:45 A.M.) Caltrans District 7 reports westbound 126 is no longer a good alternate due to the Saddleridge Fire. If you need to travel down south, the best option is to take the 395 to I-15 or the 166 to the 33 to the 101 to avoid fire closures.

UPDATE (8 a.m.) – Los Angeles fire officials say one man died after suffering a heart attack, one firefighter is hurt and at least 25 homes have burned in the Saddleridge fire.

Right now the fire is zero percent contained and has burned 4,700 acres. The fire is moving at a rate of 800 acres per hour.


The Saddleridge fire broke out in the Sylmar and Porter Ranch areas just south of Santa Clarita around 9 p.m. Thursday. The fire has burned at least 4,600 acres and is 0 percent contained.

According to Caltrans, Interstate 5 is shut down between Interstate 210 and Cal Grove Boulevard in the Santa Clarita area.

Drivers heading south can take an alternate route through Highway 166 to Highway 33 into Ventura.

Click here for the latest traffic information.

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Evacuation Centers:

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the Grenada Hills Rec Center is now full, but Mason Park, located at 10500 Mason Ave., is now OPEN as an evacuation center.

Click here for a list of areas under Mandatory evacuations.

Click here for a map of those evacuation areas.

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