CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) - More than two dozen rural homes have been evacuated as firefighters try to stop the spread of a forest blaze north of Los Angeles.
Officials say Sunday that flames have chewed through more than 5 square miles of brush and timber in canyons near Castaic. It's just 10 percent contained after breaking out for unknown reasons Saturday afternoon.
Helicopters are making water drops to aid crews on the ground working in steep terrain about 45 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.
Several roads are closed and up to 30 homes are evacuated. No structures have been damaged and no injuries are reported.
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