(NECN/KTLA) - Firefighters are battling a fast-moving wildfire that has exploded in Northern Los Angeles County in California.
The blaze has chewed through more than seven square miles of dry brush.
Thousands have been forced to evacuate.
The fire broke out north of a state highway that snakes through the San Gabriel Mountains, connecting Los Angeles to the high desert. Angeles National Forest lands lie on either side.
The cause of the fires is under investigation.