Fire officials in Southern California say at most 10 people are injured after a massive wildfire ripped through a rural area on Sunday.
The blaze broke out just after 10 a.m. near Yorbson, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of the California city of El Segundo.
Yorba Loa was one of about 40 homes and businesses destroyed by the fire, which spread quickly and quickly, said Fire Department spokesman Steve Krummel.
Yarba Loas owner and fireman Dave Hickey was able to get out safely.
His home was destroyed, but he escaped without serious injuries, he said.
Fire officials said the blaze was burning on a private ranch, but a spokesperson said it was owned by a family who had recently moved out.
The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined.
No other injuries were reported.
Aerial footage showed large chunks of charred trees and the remains of a pickup truck in the flames.
A woman and her two children were rescued from a second home, and authorities said that there was no evidence that anyone was injured.
The Yorbelsons were just outside of the El Seguno fire department’s office on Highway 101.
The ranch is about 30 minutes north of Yorbalas.
Krummel said it appeared the fire started on a vacant ranch that had been converted to a livestock camp, but the Yorbelons were not at the property.
The fire spread quickly through a residential area and a rural section of the city, which sits on a river that flows into the San Gabriel Mountains.
The fire also damaged or destroyed more than 40 structures.
A helicopter was used to search for the blaze, but it was not clear where the fire originated.
Firefighters were working to extinguish the blaze and evacuate residents, but no evacuees were allowed to leave.
Authorities asked residents in the area to avoid the area until further notice.
Officials have not yet determined the cause of fire.
The Yalas, who live in the town of Yotora, are about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Yolkson.
A large plume of smoke could be seen from Yoltson as it burned near the Yalats’ house on Sunday morning.
The National Weather Service in Ventura County reported that temperatures in the city of Yulats could reach as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius) on Sunday, according to the Associated Press.