Fire burns homes in northern Los Angeles


LA City Fire Department spokeswoman Melissa Kelley says the fire broke out about 10:30 p.m. at a park in Sylmar and quickly spread to 100 acres in an hour.

Television foot shows embers flying in the dark and several homes engulfed in flames.

Kelley says a mandatory evacuation has not been ordered, but an evacuation center has been set up at a nearby high school.

A National Weather Service meteorologist says a wind gust was clocked at 61 miles per hour in the fire area.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No injuries have been reported.

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