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A fire in Los Angeles County has destroyed more than 25,000 acres

A fire in Los Angeles County has destroyed more than 10,000 acres, authorities say.

The Post Fire started Saturday afternoon in Gorman, an unincorporated community in northwestern Los Angeles County. According to Cal Fire, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

California State Park Services has evacuated 1,200 people from Hungry Valley Park, Cal Fire said. The fire was zero percent contained and had damaged two commercial properties as of Saturday evening, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Evacuation orders are in effect for areas west of Interstate 5 between Pyramid Lake and Gorman, and evacuation warnings are in effect for areas south of Pyramid Lake, between Old Ridge Route and the Los Angeles County line.

Crews are working to control the fire and “aircraft are working to stop forward progress but have limited visibility,” the fire department said.

Firefighters work against the advancing Post Fire on Saturday, June 15, 2024 in Gorman, California.  - Marcio Jose Sanchez/APFirefighters work against the advancing Post Fire on Saturday, June 15, 2024 in Gorman, California.  - Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

Firefighters work against the advancing Post Fire on Saturday, June 15, 2024 in Gorman, California. -Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

Pyramid Lake is also closed due to the threat posed by the fire, the fire department said.

The affected area is expected to experience slightly higher temperatures and lower humidity for the rest of the weekend, fire officials said. Winds are expected to increase during the evening with gusts of up to 30 km per hour, with stronger winds on the ridges to over 80 km per hour.

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