Los Angeles Fire Forces Thousands to Evacuate as Power Returns for Some in Northern California

 wsj.com  10/11/2019 16:20:00   Jennifer Calfas, Jennifer Calfas The Wall Street Journal BiographyJennifer Calfas @jencalfas jennifer.calfas@wsj.com Katherine Sayre and Talal Ansari Talal Ansari The Wall Street Journal BiographyTalal Ansari @TalalNAnsari talal.ansari@wsj.com

Fast-moving blazes in Southern California forced thousands to evacuate amid blackouts that aimed to prevent fires sparked by powerful winds. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

LOS ANGELESDeadly wildfires fueled by dry, powerful winds burned through Southern California Friday, punctuating a week of power blackouts that have redefined a new normal for fire prevention in the state.

Sparked Thursday evening at the northern tip of Los Angeles, the fast-moving Saddleridge Fire scorched 7,500 acres by Friday. Evacuation orders were issued for about 23,000 homes in an area with roughly 100,000 residents. Officials said at least one death from cardiac arrest was linked to the fire, which continued to grow...

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