A wildfire has grown out of control near Los Angeles and firefighters are scrambling to evacuate over 10,000 homes as the fire takes a turn for the worse.
A wildfire that started last week has grown in power and is now moving “like a freight train’.
County fire Chief Daryl Osby said, “For this time of year, it’s the most extreme fire behavior I’ve seen in my 32-year career.”
As of Monday morning, over 20,000 people have been evacuated and the fire has destroyed 18 homes already and consumed over 30,000 acres.
There are a lot of fires in California, but what has people worried about this one is the proximity to Los Angeles.
Ron Pinkerton photo of the fire burning just north of Los Angeles in #SantaClarita. #SandFire pic.twitter.com/rVYy1oBz9x
— Channing Thomson (@CHANNINGPOSTERS) July 24, 2016
The picture above is gorgeous and puts in perspective the dangers the people of Los Angeles are facing.
Currently the city is under a smoke advisory and it is easy to see why.
Only here in LA would smoke from a fire make the sky look pretty… ? pic.twitter.com/aaJbsj0vyq
— Vanessa Merrell (@VanessaMerrell) July 23, 2016
The fast moving fire is hard to contain and local fire and emergency crews are doing their best to stop this “freight train”. Check back with Liberty News Now as crews fight the fire this week.