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This Southern California wildfire has forced hundreds of evacuations

The Lake Fire has spread across 10,000 acres

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Flames and smoke rise from the Lake Hughes fire in Angeles National Forest on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, north of Santa Clarita, Calif.

Flames and smoke rise from the Lake Hughes fire in Angeles National Forest on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, north of Santa Clarita, Calif.

Ringo H.W. Chiu, Associated Press

A massive wildfire in Southern Californiahas forced hundreds of evacuations from homes and buildings in Los Angeles County, according to multiple reports.

  • TheLake Fire has spread across 10,000 acres as of Wednesday night between Lake Hughes and Lake Castaic in the Angeles National Forest, according to NBC News.
  • No injuries or deaths have been reported.
  • The fire began at 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday and spread throughout the county.
  • “Plumes of smoke could be seen from dozens of miles away as the fire burned in steep terrain with difficult access for firefighters,” according to USA Today.

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  • Wildfires have impacted multiple Western states this week, blazing across a combined 73,000 acres in the process, according to CNN.
  • Evacuation orders have been added to areas hit by the Lake Fire in California’s Los Angeles County, the Mosier Creek Fire in central Oregon, and the Pine Gulch and Grizzly Creek fires in Colorado, per CNN.