The fierce brush fire that forced the evacuation of hundreds in Los Angeles County has burned through more than 10,000 acres, according to California fire officials.
The fast-moving blaze, which broke out Wednesday around 3:40 p.m. near Lake Hughes in the Angeles National Forest, was 0 percent contained as of 10 p.m., the LA County Fire Department tweeted.
“The fire grew rapidly from a hundred acres to several hundred acres then quickly to several thousand acres,” Angeles National Forest Fire Chief Robert Garcia said at a press conference Wednesday night.
More than 500 firefighters and three helicopters were called in to battle the inferno.
The cause is under investigation.
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