California Fire Photos and Video: Images Show Saddleridge Fire's Devastation in Los Angeles, Sylmar

An expanding Los Angeles wildfire, named Saddleridge, was first reported around 9 p.m. Thursday. Since then, a growing number of residents in and around the Porter Ranch and Sylmar areas have been forced to abandon their homes and take up residence in local evacuation shelters.

On Friday morning, an estimated 100,000 residents were evacuated from the endangered areas, according to the Los Angeles Times. The flames began advancing on local communities so quickly that fire and police responders were unable to warn residents before seeking safety themselves.

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A time exposure shows embers from the Saddleridge Fire blown by the wind in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles on October 11. The fire broke out the day before and has scorched some 4,600 acres. DAVID MCNEW / AFP/Getty

One death has been reported, and dozens of homes are said to be entirely demolished, according to KCAL9, a CBS affiliate in L.A. The resident died from cardiac arrest, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department's website. In addition, a firefighter suffered an eye injury.

It's unclear if residents of other areas near the wildfire will be forced to evacuate as well. Currently, a Los Angeles Fire Department map shows mandatory evacuations in all of Porter Ranch, the entire O'Melveny Park area and a community near Stetson Ranch Park.

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The moon shines through smoke over a hillside of embers left by the Saddleridge Fire in Porter Ranch on October 11. DAVID MCNEW / AFP/Getty
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Firefighters work to save homes from the Saddleridge Fire in Porter Ranch on October 11. DAVID MCNEW / AFP/Getty

As of Friday morning, the Saddleridge Fire was zero percent contained, according to AccuWeather. One immediate concern was the wildfire's charge toward Aliso Canyon, an oil field just north of the Porter Ranch evacuation zone. Because of the natural gas on site, the location has been secured, and there's no immediate threat to locals, a fire official told AccuWeather.

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A helicopter flies past as a man throws dirt on flames from the Saddleridge Fire in Porter Ranch on October 11. DAVID MCNEW / AFP/Getty

Twitter users shared recent photos and video of the growing fire, which is moving at 800 acres an hour. That's nearly the size of New York's 840-acre Central Park. Some captured images of smoke from the blaze, while others shared their concern about highway closures throughout the area.

Saddleridge Fire from Mulholland pic.twitter.com/8lrZwdtMBu

— Mark Wheaton (@Mark_Wheaton) October 11, 2019

Here's what the smoke looks like from Brentwood, CA. #SaddleridgeFire #Saddleridge

Winds today aren't helping.
Fire season is now year round in California. #ClimateActionNow #ClimateChangeIsReal #ClimateEmergency

Air quality is poor. Everyone be safe. #CaliforniaFires pic.twitter.com/oWGyTnyYeK

— Pam Rosales 🌹 (@PamDMON) October 11, 2019

Be careful out there this morning, and be ready to go if you live in the North Valley. Have a plan for yourselves and your pets. #Saddleridge #SaddleridgeFire pic.twitter.com/FYXAlVvwQu

— Cameron Louis (@TheOnlyCamshaft) October 11, 2019

View of the Saddleridge Fire from Dockweiler in Newhall Ca last night 1 am#SaddleridgeFire #abc7eyewitness pic.twitter.com/8QvBwIwUYZ

— Slicksta (@SLICK_MUSIC) October 11, 2019

One local shared an eerie video from a Thursday night drive. The user, @NoHoesVicente, zoomed in on advancing flames while driving on Interstate 5. Parts of the freeway are now closed to traffic because of the fire. Other highways, such as Interstate 210, State Route 14 and Interstate 405, also have inaccessible sections.

last night on the 5 😎 #abc7eyewitness #saddleridge pic.twitter.com/ymjYOqTNd0

— Young Neo (@NoHoesVicente) October 11, 2019

The fire now raging on both sides of Tampa Ave just south of Sesnon. #firefight #Saddleridge #saddleridgefire pic.twitter.com/vlFEVDJLvq

— Leanne Suter (@abc7leanne) October 11, 2019

Fast-moving Saddleridge wildfire sweeps past highway near Sylmar in California.

Los Angeles authorities say about 100,000 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes because of a wildfire on the northern edge of the city in the San Fernando Valley area.#SaddleRidgeFire pic.twitter.com/EGrZyNUIyj

— Terrence Daniels (Captain 🍀 Planet) (@Terrence_STR) October 11, 2019

This looks like a highway to hell. This is the 5 #Saddleridge pic.twitter.com/BQP0KjlMHR

— Shawn Reynolds (@ShawnReynolds_) October 11, 2019

For those in evacuation areas, there are a few shelter options. The Sylmar and Northridge recreation centers are accepting those who were evacuated, along with small pets. If locals have a large pet, they must report to the Hansen Dam. The Granada Hills Recreation Center was previously open for shelter but has reached capacity.

Over 1,000 firefighters are working to contain the blaze. On Twitter Friday morning, the Los Angeles Police Department warned residents to be ready for evacuation if the fire continues to grow.