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A fast burning wildfire chases down a couple of engines down Sand Caynon, near the Bear Divide in the Angeles National Forest, Calif., Saturday, July 23, 2016. Hundreds of county and Angeles National Forest firefighters battled the blaze, aided by three dozen water-dropping helicopters and retardant-dropping airplanes. The fire erupted Friday afternoon in the Sand Canyon area of suburban Santa Clarita near State Route 14 as the region was gripped by high heat and very low humidity. Winds pushed it into the adjacent Angeles National Forest. (AP Photo/Ryan Babroff)

Body found in burned-out car as wildfire swells in California


A man's body was found in a burned-out sedan Saturday, as wildfires continued to swell across California. 

The man's body was found in the driveway of a Santa Clarita home, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department told USA Today. 

Authorities said they are still trying to determine the man's cause of death, but right now there is no indication it was a criminal incident. 

The body was taken to the Los Angeles County Coroner's office for positive identification. 

Firefighters have been battling the wildfire which broke out Friday, covering 11,000 acres by Saturday afternoon, according to CNN. 

So far approximately 1,500 homes in the area have been evacuated since the so-called "sand fire" began to spread. 

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