Massive wildfires blaze through Southern California. Thousands forced to flee

Wildfire by Scott Prater is licensed under Public Domain
Terrifying aerial footage showed crews battling a California wildfire fueled by winds as home burned and 100,000 people were forced to evacuate. 

The fire, known as the Saddleridge Brush Fire, broke out after 9pm on Thursday in Sylmar, north of Los Angeles, along the 210 Freeway near Yarnell Street and jumped the highway. 

Multiple freeways, including Interstate 5, Interstate 210, and Interstate 405 northbound were shut down, according to the California Highway Patrol. 

Fire officials said the Saddleridge fire consumed more than 1,600 acres by 6am on Friday with zero containment.
Wildfire by Scott Prater is licensed under Public Domain