refighters on Sunday struggling to contain a fast spreading wildfire north of Los Angeles. The so-called Sand Fire killing at least one person and destroying 18 homes, so far scorching 22,000 acres fueled by high winds and dry conditions.>> So things got in alignment yesterday and that fire came through like a freight train.
We had hundreds of people trying to get out and trying to get out with their horses. Unfortunately, that fire came through and blasted the backside of some of those homes. And we had to put 90 fire engines with firefighters in conditions where they could not see the front of their fire engine.
>> The blaze also forcing volunteers at this wildlife refuge to whisk exotic species to safety. Lions and tigers and yes, bears among them. The wildfire threatening communities in and around the San Gabriel Mountains, many of them dotted with multi-million dollar homes. The Sand Fire only 10% contained on Sunday, its cause still under investigation.