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The Saddleridge Fire in California's San Fernando Valley started Thursday night and consumed 800 acres an hour at its peak. But over the weekend, weather conditions eased and firefighters started to gain control of the fire, which spread to nearly 8,000 acres.

Here & Now's Alex Ashlock (@aashlock) reports from the area.

This segment aired on October 14, 2019.

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