LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A fire that burned at least five structures and threatened about 1,000 others exploded in size overnight, burning dangerously close to two foothill communities north of Los Angeles.
Erratic wind fanned the fire in the Angeles National Forest to nearly 41 square miles early Sunday, triggering the evacuation of nearly 1,000 homes in Lake Hughes and Lake Elizabeth, officials said.
Matt Corelli of the Forest Service told The Associated Press that five structures had been destroyed. He said they could be homes but crews were waiting for more daylight to make a positive determination.
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