Saddleridge Fire: 41% Containment, Evacuations Lifted, Power Line Suspected As Origin

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Update, Sunday 10 Am: With Santa Ana winds dying down and firefighters getting a handle on the Saddleridge Fire, evacuation orders have been lifted for most people in the Sylmar, Porter Ranch and other communities in the north San Fernando Valley areas. The first is now reportedly 41% contained, with onshore breezes and elevated humidity aiding the battle.

While the fire’s cause has not been determined, some Sylmar residents reported seeing a fire burning at the base of a transmission tower near Saddle Ridge Road. Investigators are looking at the area as a potential ignition point for the blaze.

The fire has burned an estimated 7,900 acres. At least three people have been reported dead.

Update, Sat. 8:30 Am: Winds that fuel California wildfires appear to be dying down, helping fire fighters get a handle in their overnight battle against the Saddleridge fire. But Red Flag warnings are still in effect in
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