Raging wildfire fueled by soaring temperatures of 112 degrees scorches more than 3,300 acres north of Los Angeles, forcing hundreds of evacuations.
The quick moving Sand Fire broke out Friday about 2pm on northbound 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita, also known as Antelope Valley Freeway, 40 miles north of Los Angeles.
The fire has so far claimed over 3,300 acres, according to the fire department. There have been no deaths reported thus far and only one injury, that of a fireman.
Mandatory evacuations were issued for hundreds of people, including 200 to 300 homes in Little Tujunga Canyon. At least 100 more were evacuated off Capra Road and Soledad Canyon, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Mandatory and voluntary evacuation was also ordered for Kagel Canyon but later rescinded.
Hundreds more in the area have been asked to voluntarily evacuate.