CALABASAS, Cali. – Officials say a car crash is to blame for a massive brush fire that’s forcing thousands of people from their homes in Los Angeles County Sunday morning.
Officers say a driver crashed into a power pole, causing it to fall and explode.
The wildfire, which broke out Saturday afternoon, has scorched 500 acres around Calabasas — an area known as home to a handful of celebrities.
As of Sunday morning, officials say the fire is only 15% contained.
Nearly 5,000 people have been evacuated from their homes.