Fire destroys homes in Sylmar, CA

UPDATE: see latest Sylmar Fire news via the link.

For the second night in a row a wildfire has erupted in Southern California, with a new fire destroying homes in Sylmar.

Huge flames ran across a ridge in the Angeles National Forest along the outskirts of Sylmar about 25 miles north of Los Angeles. The blaze ignited about 10:30 p.m. PST above 13000 W. Sayre Street near Shablow Ave, and has consumed 1500 acres as of around 1:30am local time.

Los Angeles Fire Department reported that at least three homes were lost. No mandatory evacuations are in place but LAFD people were warning nearby residents to leave the area if possible.

A fire yesterday in the Montecito, Santa Barbara (known as the Tea Fire) destroyed over 100 homes including the house of actor Christopher Lloyd.

Update: An official evacuation center has now been set up at Sylmar High School located at 13050 Borden Avenue in Sylmar.

(in part via CBS2)