Wildfire burns out of control in California

Firefighters are scrambling to battle the blaze before it reaches a drought-plagued region.
1:14 | 05/16/21

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California now west of Los Angeles where a wildfire is burning out of control forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes. Firefighters are working to contain the blaze before it spreads further in the drought plagued region here's ABC's will car from Pacific Palisades. Tonight we all all the salt. Fire raging in Southern California. Palisades virus burned more than thirteen hundred acres doing a thick plume of smoke into the air. In ominous sign at the beginning of what could be a disastrous wildfire season. Hopefully we just southeast winds aren't picked up an upstart brief a lot of smoke more than 500 homes have been evacuated many or multimillion dollar properties. Owners are attacking this. The fire from both the air and on the ground there are more than 100 firefighters on the front lines trying to up the containment here. This fire comes on the heels of a historic fire season last year and with these bone dry conditions we've seen a 700%. Increase fires this year across California. The bad sign for what's to come the cause of the fire is under investigation but authorities say they're looking for an arson since. Tonight with those aerial assaults continuing this fires being fueled by bone dry brush some brush that hasn't burned in decades Lindsay. Will things so much.

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