Saddleridge Fire Burns Close to Aliso Canyon Gas Facility in Porter Ranch

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Oakridge Estates resident Manuel Negrete gazes at the Saddleridge fire as his neighbors evacuate on Oct. 10, 2019. (Credit: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Oakridge Estates resident Manuel Negrete gazes at the Saddleridge fire as his neighbors evacuate on Oct. 10, 2019. (Credit: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

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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 U.S. history.

Flames were approaching the Porter Ranch facility, which has been shut down and evacuated. Firefighters were on the scene for protection.

The Saddleridge fire made a rapid advance from Sylmar to Porter Ranch, outrunning firefighters and emergency officials.

Waves of embers crested against a two-story home on Sheffield Way in Porter Ranch; flames lapped at the back of it, which abuts a hillside.

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