Fast-Moving LA-Area Fire Burns More Than 33,000 Acres

About 10,000 homes were evacuated.

ByBrian Mcbride and Emily Shapiro
July 25, 2016, 12:32 PM

— -- A massive Los Angeles—area wildfire has burned more than 33,000 acres, averaging about 10,000 acres a day, said Chief Mike Wakoski, the incident commander for So Cal Team 3.

Firefighters have been working to battle the massive Sand fire near Santa Clarita since Friday.

The blaze is at 10 percent containment, officials said today.

About 10,000 homes were evacuated, and several thousand homes were saved by firefighters, officials said today.

PHOTO: The Sand Fire burns near Wildlife Waystation on Little Tujunga Canyon Road on July 23, 2016.
The Sand Fire burns near Wildlife Waystation on Little Tujunga Canyon Road on July 23, 2016.
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PHOTO: A firefighter keeps watch on the path of the Sand fire as it burns out of control along Soledad Canyon Road near Acton on July 24, 2016.
A firefighter keeps watch on the path of the Sand fire as it burns out of control along Soledad Canyon Road near Acton on July 24, 2016.
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PHOTO: Onlookers gather at the parking lot of a shopping mall along Golden Valley Road in Santa Clarita to watch the Sand fire burn in the hills above the city on July 24, 2016.
Onlookers gather at the parking lot of a shopping mall along Golden Valley Road in Santa Clarita to watch the Sand fire burn in the hills above the city on July 24, 2016.
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One death has been reported, officials said.

The blaze has destroyed about 18 structures.

Thousands of people are helping fight the blaze, as well as 341 engines and 21 helicopters, officials said.

The origin of the fire is under investigation.

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