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Evacuation orders were in place for thousands of homes near Sylmar and Ganada Hills, in north Los Angeles, as the Saddleridge fire burned nearby.
USA TODAY

LOS ANGELES – A wildfire whipped by the treacherous Santa Ana winds jumped two freeways northwest of Los Angeles overnight Friday, consuming 4,700 acres, damaging at least 25 homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 100,000 people, authorities said.

“This is a very dynamic fire,” Los Angeles Fire chief Ralph Terrazas told reporters Friday, warning that the fire — dubbed the Saddleridge fire — was devouring 800 acres an hour. The…



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