A brush fire burning dangerously close to homes has erupted near San Francisquito Canyon in Castaic.
Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles County a month after a wildfire burned 24 residences and more than 47 square miles of brush.
The Powerhouse fire burning in the Angeles National Forest was 78 percent contained Thursday.
Firefighters are conducting mop-up operations at the scene of the big wildfire that scorched 32,032 acres in the span of a week near a utility facility near Palmdale.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proclamation Tuesday declaring a local state of emergency from the 32,000-acre Powerhouse Fire.
Firefighters are seeing improved conditions Tuesday as they continue to battle the 32,000-acre Powerhouse Fire in the Angeles National Forest, the National Weather Service said.
Evacuation orders were lifted for more than 3,000 residents Monday night as authorities reported 60 percent containment of the Powerhouse Fire.
The nearly 30,000-acre Powerhouse Fire was 40 percent contained as of early Monday morning, the U.S. Forest Service said.
Authorities Sunday said at least six structures have been destroyed and more than 1,000 homes remain threatened as the Powerhouse Fire expanded in size to 22,242 acres.
Los Angeles-area smog experts Sunday warned that air quality could reach an “unhealthy range” in areas impacted by smoke from the raging 19,500-acre Powerhouse Fire.
The Los Angeles Fire Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department continued to order mandatory evacuations Saturday as the Powerhouse Fire grew from changing winds.
Authorities Saturday said the Powerhouse Fire has prompted a new round of evacuations along Lake Hughes Road.