Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department ordered the evacuation of at least 10,000 homes in parts of Sand and Placerita canyons, as well as for others along Little Tujunga Canyon Road. Water-dropping helicopters worked overnight for others along Little Tujunga Canyon Road.Water-dropping helicopters worked overnight and the number of firefighters increased to nearly 3,000 but the blaze got a significant boost Monday. Even for well equipped firefighters is difficult to stay safe during the battle against fire. Firefighters found a man’s body inside a burned car parked in a drive way.
The Sand fire has burned an estimated 33,172 acres. At least 18 structures have been destroyed and one damaged in the Angeles National Forest near the Bear Divide and Sand Canyon areas. The William S. Hart High School and the Lakeview Terrace Recreation Center are in the nearby of the massive blaze and could be threatened. What sparked the Sand fire is under investigation.