'Extreme' CA wildfire forces hundreds to flee

Fire crews are working tirelessly to protect thousands of homes from a wildfire tearing through mountains north of Los Angeles.

The blaze, dubbed the Lake Fire, has burned over 20 structures and forced some 1,500 people from their homes.

The fire burning near Lake Hughes was 12 percent contained as of Saturday morning according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

A spokesman said firefighters have witnessed 'extreme fire conditions'...

And with triple digit temperatures forecast over the weekend, the flames were not expected to let-up.

“Four of my friends lost their homes right up on Canyon.”

Michael Casey was taking the threat seriously.

“Worse comes to worse, we all take care of each other. Period.”

Much of the area has not had a fire in 60 to 100 years, allowing the blaze - which erupted on Wednesday - to move swiftly through fuel-choked places.

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