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Sand Fire Grows to 11,000 Acres in Santa Clarita Area, Is 10% Contained; 1,000 Homes ThreatenedKTLA-TV Los Angeles   July 2016

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Sand Fire Grows to 11,000 Acres in Santa Clarita Area, Is 10% Contained; 1,000 Homes ThreatenedKTLA-TV Los Angeles July 2016

A house burns along Little Tujunga Canyon Road as the Sand Fire rages near Santa Clarita. (Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

A house burns along Little Tujunga Canyon Road as the Sand Fire rages near Santa Clarita. (Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

This weekend, homeowners in Santa Clarita watched as their neighborhood and surrounding area transformed into an inferno. Dark smoke choked the air and orange flames traced a ridge behind many homes.  By Saturday afternoon, the Sand fire was moving rapidly and residents were forced to evacuate.  Los Angeles County mentioned in a news conference on Sunday that this is a very serious fire and when they tell people to evacuate … they need to evacuate.

This weekend, homeowners in Santa Clarita watched as their neighborhood and surrounding area transformed into an inferno. Dark smoke choked the air and orange flames traced a ridge behind many homes. By Saturday afternoon, the Sand fire was moving rapidly and residents were forced to evacuate. Los Angeles County mentioned in a news conference on Sunday that this is a very serious fire and when they tell people to evacuate … they need to evacuate.

PHOTO: A tortoise fleeing the Sand Fire in Californias Santa Clarita area was rescued on July 23, 2016, according to the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control.

Pet Tortoise Reunited With Family After Fleeing L.A. Wildfire

PHOTO: A tortoise fleeing the Sand Fire in Californias Santa Clarita area was rescued on July 23, 2016, according to the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control.

New image from space shows area near Los Angeles burned in the #SandFire. The…

New image from space shows area near Los Angeles burned in the #SandFire. The…

Sand Fire Scorches Through 52 Square Miles in Santa Clarita Area; Still Only 10 Percent Contained - http://ktla.com/2016/07/24/destructive-sand-fire-grows-to-22000-acres-evacuations-in-effect-as-out-of-control-blaze-rages/#utm_sguid=149300,772b564d-9832-3d16-5bfb-17fb80cc6d92

Sand Fire Scorches Through 52 Square Miles in Santa Clarita Area; Still Only 10 Percent Contained - http://ktla.com/2016/07/24/destructive-sand-fire-grows-to-22000-acres-evacuations-in-effect-as-out-of-control-blaze-rages/#utm_sguid=149300,772b564d-9832-3d16-5bfb-17fb80cc6d92

Thousands of structures, including a wildlife refuge home to more than 400 animals, are threatened by the Sand Fire in Southern California.

Thousands of structures, including a wildlife refuge home to more than 400 animals, are threatened by the Sand Fire in Southern California.

Santa Clarita fire: Hundreds evacuated as flames engulf 11,000 acre area around Los Angeles | Americas | News | The Independent

Hundreds evacuated as flames engulf 11,000 acres in Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita fire: Hundreds evacuated as flames engulf 11,000 acre area around Los Angeles | Americas | News | The Independent

07/23/2016 - More evacuations ordered as 11,000-acre brush fire near Santa Clarita continues to burn out of control

Santa Clarita fire continues to burn out of control, explodes to more than 20,000 acres

07/23/2016 - More evacuations ordered as 11,000-acre brush fire near Santa Clarita continues to burn out of control

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