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Special Coverage: Saddleridge Fire Threatens Sylmar, Porter Ranch, and other areas in the San Fernando Valley

Oct 11, 2019

Firefighters work to save homes from the Saddleridge Fire in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles, California, on October 11, 2019.

Firefighters work to save homes from the Saddleridge Fire in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles, California, on October 11, 2019. ; Credit: DAVID MCNEW/AFP via Getty Images

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Today on AirTalk, we bring you updates on the Saddleridge fire as it moves through the San Fernando Valley.

Text READY to 888 777 – to receive early warning notifications from the city on the fire.

For more coverage from KPCC and LAist, click here. We’re also answering your questions about the Saddleridge fire here.

Guests:

Brad Sherman, Congressman (D-CA) representing California’s 30th U.S. Congressional district, which includes the western San Fernando Valley of LA County, including Granada Hills, and eastern Simi Hills of Ventura County

Jacob Margolis, science reporter at KPCC

Tony Imbrenda, PIO for the L.A. County Fire Dept

Emily Dugdale, KPCC reporter

David Barrett, executive officer of MySafe:LA, a non-profit that organizes community risk reduction programs throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Char Miller, wildfire expert; professor of environmental analysis and history at Pomona College 

Christian Rubalcava, president of the Sylmar Neighborhood Council, one of the neighborhoods affected by the Saddleridge Fire

Monica Rodriguez, Los Angeles city councilmember for the Seventh Council District, which includes the neighborhoods of Pacoima, Mission Hills, Sunland-Tujunga and Sylmar

Issam Najm, Board President Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council

Gregory Murphy,  CSUN Chief of Police

Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), California State Senator representing Senate District 18 which includes, Sylmar, San Fernando and Granada Hills

David Englin, chief operating officer of Red Cross L.A. Region

Eric Priessman, PIO for the California Highway Patrol Newhall Station.

Marti Witter, fire ecologist for the National Park Service, Central and Southern California region coordinator

Jeff Hewitt, Riverside County supervisor for the Fifth District, which includes Calimesa, Moreno Valley, and other areas impacted by the Sandalwood fire

Fernando Herrera, captain with CALFire Riverside

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