A half-acre blaze has turned into a major wildfire in the Santa Clarita Valley, near Los Angeles, burning more than 33,000 acres over the weekend.

The fire, which started on Friday, is only ten percent contained as of Monday morning. Nearly 1,500 residents have had to evacuate their homes to date, reports Natasha Geiling.

The Sand Canyon fire is the fourth wildfire in the Los Angeles area already this summer, with earlier blazes in Calabasas, Duarte, and Stevenson Ranch, thanks to longer fire seasons brought about by hotter temperatures and drier conditions brought about by climate change.

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