LA CAÑADA — Thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate their homes during the weekend after an approximately 35,200-acre, quick-moving brush fire came dangerously close to communities.
The blaze is only 5% contained and has destroyed three homes in the Angeles National Forest and 30 cabins, fire officials said. Three residents in the Big Tujunga area and Highway 2 were burned after they reportedly refused to leave during evacuations, fire officials said. The injured residents were flown by helicopter to area hospitals .
More than 10,000 residents have asked to leave their homes under mandatory evacuation orders.
During a Sunday morning news conference at the fire commond post in Lake View Terrace, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked residents in the evacuation zones to heed fire officials' orders.