Freeway automobile pile-up sparks fire nearby L.A.

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — A wind-driven brush fire sparked Sunday when a automobile crashed on a Los Angeles County turnpike fast spread, call authorities to close down all lanes of a highway and sequence imperative evacuations. 

The fire was reported along southbound State Route 14 nearby Santa Clarita, about 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, fire officials said. 

The fire was blazing towards Disney Ranch, and has resulted in the dispatch of at slightest 220 firefighters, CBS Los Angeles reports. Crews were making swell late Sunday afternoon, according to CBS Los Angeles.

It fast grew to some-more than 1 block mile, fed by tinder-dry brush and driven by winds in gloomy heat. One structure was broken but authorities did not contend if it was a home. 

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were assisting residents of some homes leave “out of an contentment of caution.” The sheriff’s bureau in a matter did not contend how many people had been evacuated.

Mandatory evacuations were systematic for all residents of Disney Ranch, Tenderfoot Trail Road, Running Horse Road and Placerita Canyon Road, the dialect said.

More than 200 firefighters were battling the blaze.

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