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LA homes evacuated as brush fires spread

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>> This raging brush fire outside Los Angeles consuming more than 500 acres as of Sunday, forcing the mandatory evacuation of thousands of homes. Officials say the flames are moving dangerously close to thousands more.>> This is way worse than I had anticipated.>> It's like a scene out of a Hollywood movie.
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The whole area was up in flames within minutes.>> The fire which has spread through the hills of Calabasas, a small affluent Los Angeles town, was reportedly triggered when a vehicle hit a utility pole downing power lines. Fire officials saying, several homes have been damaged. Some residents looking on helplessly as the inferno encroaches.
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>> We're all packed, we have all our documents, we know what we're going to do, what we're going take.>> We've been watching this, there's flames right in front of us. And obviously we're very scared, we don't know what to do.>> Experiencing it this close, I wanted to run away.
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>> About 250 firefighters are battling the blaze, which has been dubbed the Old Fire because of its proximity to Old Topanga Canyon Road. Helicopters and air tankers, making water drops as well. The Los Angeles County Fire Department on Sunday saying, 30% of the fire has been contained.
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