California wildfires: Hundreds flee homes near Los Angeles The authorities say the fast-moving forest fires
and forced hundreds of people to leave their homes in the mountains north of Los Angeles, California.
Fire had covered 20,000 acres by Saturday evening,
sending columns of smoke across parts of Los Angeles County.
Nearly 300 people have been evacuated near the city of Santa Clarita.
In Pasadena, public swimming pools
and Glendale were closed because of the smoke and falling ash.
Fires driven by high temperatures and strong winds,
as forecasters warn and to create the conditions to continue.
The outbreak of forest fires,
known as the Fire sand,
from Friday afternoon in the sand valley area near Santa Clarita
and winds quickly spread out towards the National Forest Angeles.
Deputy Fire Chief in Los Angeles,
John Tripp said that about 1,000 homes were currently in danger,
but if the situation deteriorated, and up to 45,000 house,
mostly in the San Fernando Valley, could be in danger.
Among those who have been evacuated to safety was about 400 animals from the Wildlife Waystation,
a sanctuary for exotic animals rescued within national forests.