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Saddleridge Fire continues to burn as Sandalwood Fire claims second victim

Saddleridge Fire Scorches 4000 Acres In LA County, Thousands Evacuated
Saddleridge Fire Scorches 4000 Acres In LA County, Thousands Evacuated
Saddleridge Fire Scorches 4000 Acres In LA County, Thousands Evacuated
Saddleridge Fire Scorches 4000 Acres In LA County, Thousands Evacuated
Saddleridge Fire Scorches 4000 Acres In LA County, Thousands Evacuated
Posted at 9:07 AM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 12:08:01-04

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Saddleridge Fire burning in the San Fernando Valley has already burned more than 7,900 acres of land and is currently 42 percent contained. These weekend officials lifted the evacuation orders for the thousands of people pulled from their homes Friday Unfortunately, many of them returning to ashes. Officials have reported at least one death related to this blaze.

The Sandalwood Fire burning in Calimesa has destroyed a mobile home park and officials say a second body was found in the rubble. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has yet to identify the body.

The Sandalwood Fire has grown to over 1,000 acres and containment has risen to 86 percent. The fire claimed at least one other life: authorities identifying the victim as 89-year-old Lois Arvikson of Calimesa. She was found dead in a burned mobile home. Several others are still unaccounted for.

The fire is believed to have sparked by a trash truck dumping burning garbage in the area.