Massive wildfire breaks out overnight near Los Angeles

Massive wildfire breaks out overnight near Los Angeles

Firefighters work to contain a wildfire burning off Merrill Dr. in Moraga, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Police have ordered evacuations as the fast-moving wildfire spread in the hills of the San Francisco Bay Area community. The area is without power after Pacific Gas & Electric preemptively cut service hoping to prevent wildfires during dry, windy conditions throughout Northern California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

LOS ANGELES — A brush fire broke out near Los Angeles overnight, q​​uickly scorching over 1600 acres and burning right up to homes and power lines.

The wind-driven fire, deemed the Saddleridge Fire, broke out shortly before 10 p.m. near the westbound 210 Freeway near Yarnell Street in Sylmar, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

LIVE video on Channel 2 Action News This Morning showed the fire raging through the Los Angeles hills.

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ABC 7 in Los Angeles reported that there are mandatory evacuation orders in effect for about 1,900 homes in the following areas:

- The Oakridge Estates community north of the 210 Freeway.

- West of Balboa Boulevard, North of Sesnon Boulevard to the Ventura County border with Mason Avenue as the current western border.

Information from ABC 7 was used in this report