Fire burns thousands of acres in L.A. County ahead of heat wave

A brush fire was raging across at least 10,000 acres in the Lake Hughes area of Los Angeles County.

8/13/2020 6:21:00 AM

A brush fire in a rural part of Los Angeles County has quickly burned 10,000 acres and sent up a plume of smoke that could be seen from city beaches 65 miles away.

A brush fire was raging across at least 10,000 acres in the Lake Hughes area of Los Angeles County.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department early Wednesday evening requested at least 420 extra firefighters to join in on the front lines.The Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement that it was sending two strike teams, with a third coming from municipal fire departments in Culver City, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.

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The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said evacuations would impact residents in the area of Lake Hughes Road west of Pine Canyon Road and south of Dry Gulch Road. It wasn't immediately clear how many residents were impacted.There were no reports of injuries or damaged homes.

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