California wildfires force hundreds flee homes
July 24, Californis: Hundreds of people have forced to leave their homes due to sast-moving wildfires in mountains north of Los Angeles, California, authorities say.
The fires had covered an area of 20,000 acres by Saturday evening sending a pall of smoke across parts of Los Angeles County. About 300 people have been evacuated near the city of Santa Clarita, BBC reported.
Public swimming pools in Pasadena and Glendale closed because of smoke and falling ash. The fires are being driven by high temperatures and strong winds, as forecasters warn these conditions are set to continue.
According to reports, the wildfires, known as the Sand Fire, broke out on Friday afternoon in the Sand Canyon area near Santa Clarita and winds quickly fanned them towards the Angeles National Forest.
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