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Los Angeles Saddleridge Fire burning in Sylmar, Granada Hills, Porter Ranch;

SYLMAR, LOS ANGELES One person died in connection to an aggressive brush fire that broke out in Sylmar late Thursday night, leaving over 4,700 acres scorched and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for 23,000 homes as flames ripped through residential areas.
Officials held a press conference on the Saddleridge Fire Friday morning, in which they reported a man died of cardiac arrest as a result of the wind-driven blaze. At least 25 homes were destroyed in the whipping inferno, with the greatest area of impact on homes lost in Porter Ranch, Los Angeles fire officials said.
The fire erupted shortly before 10 p.m. near the westbound 210 Freeway near Yarnell Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. A couple of hours after the fire started, flames jumped the 5 Freeway into Granada Hills and Porter Ranch, where some homes burned, said LAFD Chief Dep. Al Poirier.
The blaze is currently 0% contained. The 210 Freeway was shut down in both directions between the
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