PHOTOS: Placerita Fire burns near homes in Santa Clarita

Sunday, June 25, 2017 06:28PM
Large flames captured along a hillside as the Placerita Fire burns in Santa Clarita on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
Part of the Placerita Fire burns near cars along the 14 Freeway on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
The Placerita Fire burns near the backyard of a home in Santa Clarita on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
A brush fire in the Santa Clarita area approaches homes on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
A local news van seen charred near a fast-moving brush fire in Santa Clarita on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
Thick, smoky haze from the Placerita fire in Santa Clarita is seen from a plane flying above the area on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - A fast-moving brush fire in the Santa Clarita area burned more than 750 acres and prompted a temporary shutdown of Highway 14 on Sunday.

The blaze was reported about 12:47 p.m. after a vehicle hit a tree in the area of Highway 14 and Placerita Canyon Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The flames spread from the crash site to nearby brush.

Due to high winds and scorching temperatures above 100 degrees, the fire pushed out of control, jumping to both sides of the 14 Freeway and prompting evacuations, fire officials said.

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