At Least 5,000 Fleeing Homes Due to 500-Acre Fire in Calabasas, California

At Least 5,000 Fleeing Homes Due to 500-Acre Fire in Calabasas, California

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.

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