Culver City Firefighters Deployed to Saddleridge Fire in San Fernando
Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor, has learned that Engine companies 41 and 43 from the Culver City Fire Department were deployed to the Saddleridge Fire in the San Fernando Valley on October 10. The Saddleridge Fire has been burning since October 8.
The Culver City engine companies are part of strike team #XLA1075A, which is comprised of Culver City, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills firefighters. Reports indicated they arrived at the fire lines shortly after midnight on Thursday and spent the first 12 hours protecting lives and homes.
According to news sources the Saddleridge Fire has burned thousands of acres in Southern California so far, and began near the base of a transmission tower in northern Los Angles. No parts of the Culver City Real Estate area have been affected yet.
The transmission tower stands behind homes in Sylmar, the northernmost neighborhood in Los Angeles and is operated by SoCal Edison.
In a statement to KABC the utility company stated, “Out of an abundance of caution, we notified the California Public Utilities Commission on Friday, October 11 that our system was impacted near the reported time of the fire.”
Though SoCal Edison had shut down some power lines due to high winds the transmission line running through Sylmar was still energized when the fire began.
Local listing agent Martin Feinberg was sad to learn that one person has died in the fire so far and one other person has been injured.