Saddleridge Fire: What to Know About Evacuations, Road and School Closures

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Evacuations in Porter Ranch and nearby areas as a result of the Saddleridge Fire were underway Friday morning.

About 100,000 residents and 12,700 homes were affected by the fire burning north of Los Angeles.

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The following are some helpful guidelines.


  • Parts of Porter Ranch, Granada Hills and Sylmar are under evacuation orders.
  • West of Balboa North of Sesnon to the Ventura County border and West to Mason  
  • All areas South of Sesnon to the 118 Freeway should be prepared to evacuate immediately. Evacuation warnings are expected to become mandatory evacuations if the fire continues on the same path. 

Evacuation Centers:


  • Sylmar Recreation Center (13109 Borden Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342)
  • Granada Hills Recreation Center (16730 Chatsworth St, Granada Hills, CA 91344) – At capacity
  • Mason Recreation Center (10500 Mason Ave, Chatsworth, CA 91311) – At capacity
  • Northridge Recreation (18300 Lemarsh St, Northridge, CA 91324)
  • Rancho Santa Susana Community (5005 E. Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, 93063)


Road Closures:

Closed for unknown duration:


  • EB 210 at I5
  • WB 210 at 118
  • SB 5 at Calgrove Avenue
  • NB 5 at 210
  • NB 5 truck route
  • SB 14 at Newhall
  • NB 405 at 118
  • Rolling Caltrans to close at 118 Balboa, both directions/full closure


Large Animal Shelters:

  • Hansen Dam  
  • West Valley Animal Shelter located at 20655 Plummer St. 

School Closures in LA County


  • CSUN
  • College of the Canyons
  • LA Valley College
  • LA Mission College
  • LA Pierce College
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Our Community Charter School
  • All PUC Valley Schools
  • Valley International Preparatory High School
  • Magnolia Public Schools 1,2,5,7
  • All three Valor Academy Charter Schools
  • Valley Presbyterian School, North Hills
  • Montague Charter Academy
  • Bert Corona High School
  • Bert Corona Charter School
  • Granada Hills Charter High School
  • Jane Addams Continuation High School
  • North Valley Military Institute
  • Granada Hills Charter
  • Castlebay Lane Charter
  • Danube Avenue Elementary
  • El Oro Way Charter for Enriched Studies
  • Frost Middle School
  • Haskell Elementary STEAM Magnet
  • John F. Kennedy High School
  • Knollwood Preparatory Academy
  • Porter Ranch Community School
  • Rinaldi Adult School
  • Van Gogh Charter
  • ALL Hart District Schools


School Closures in Ventura County


  • Vista Real Charter School in Simi Valley will be closed Friday, October 11
  • Moorpark College is closed today
  • Fillmore Unified School District will be closed Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11
  • Los Cerritos Middle School and Lang Ranch Elementary School (CVUSD) will be closed Friday, October 11
  • MATES Charter School in Thousand Oaks will be closed Friday, October 11
  • Mupu School near Santa Paula will be closed on Friday, October, 11
  • Simi Valley Unified School District will be closed Friday, October 11


Traffic Warnings:

Residents of the Santa Clarita Valley and travelers on the southbound I-5 will be diverted to S/R 126. Drivers are advised to use caution as power outages in the Fillmore area mean traffic lights will be out on S/R 126 and should be treated as stop signs.

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