Hundreds evacuated as wildfire burns about 750 acres northeast of Los Angeles
Firefighters backed by water-dumping helicopters and planes
are gaining ground on a wildfire that destroyed two homes and forced the
evacuation of about 1,200 people in a rugged area 20 miles (30 kilometers) north of downtown, AP
Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Ron Haralson says the blaze charred up to 750 acres (300 hectares) and also burned a garage, several sheds and three motor homes.
No one was seriously injured.
U.S. Forest Service spokesman Stanton Florea says about 450 homes were evacuated early Sunday when the blaze moved southeast toward city limits.
The fire is 20 percent contained as it burns south of the Wildlife Waystation, an animal sanctuary and rehabilitation facility set on 160 acres (65 hectares).