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Fire Burns Forest North of Los Angeles

A forest fire burned 750 acres north of Los Angeles on Sunday, threatening an animal sanctuary and homes , CNN reported.

The fire started around 2 a.m. in the Angeles National Forest, approximately 20 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, according to fire officials. Approximately 400 firefighters were on the scene.

The fire has been 10% contained, Mike Freeman, the Los Angeles County fire chief, said.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that two residences and three mobile homes were destroyed along with a garage and three outbuildings.

U.S. Forest Service spokesman Stanton Florea said about 1,200 people were evacuated as the fire approached the city limits.

The fire also threatened a near-by animal sanctuary and rehabilitation facility. Wildlife Waystation is a nonprofit agency that cares for over 400 animals, including lions, bears and deer. Some animals have been evacuated incase winds cause the fire to switch direction.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.