The 210 Freeway has been shut down in both directions between the 5 and 118 freeways, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The blaze, which officials have named the Saddleridge Fire, ignited late Thursday in the city of Sylmar.
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The Saddleridge fire was burning close to the Aliso Canyon gas facility, which was the site of the largest release of methane in US history.
The Saddleridge fire made a rapid advance from Sylmar to Porter Ranch, outrunning firefighters and emergency officials. Strong winds and dry conditions carried the Saddleridge Fire across the San Fernando Valley in Southern California, resulting in almost 12,000 people having to leave their homes after officials issued mandatory evacuations in the areas depicted above.More news: Reported Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reach Epidemic levels in California
"SoCalGas officials said personnel at their gas storage facility at Aliso Canyon had been evacuated by fire authorities". A 30-acre location fire broke out west of Balboa Boulevard and used to be transferring west against Granada Hills, officers said. "Still was able to barely get through on the Interstate 5 north".
The Wendy Fire in nearby Newbury Park was burning at 90 acres and 25 percent containment around 1 a.m. Friday. "It started just eating up vegetation as fast as the eye can see", he said.
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