1. Smoke plume rising from fire zone along ridge line
2. Fire and smoke
3. Close shot of fire
4. Wide shot of fire and smoke
6. Mid shot of fires
7. Firefighters dousing burnt area with water
8. Wide shot of horses in farm compound near burned out area
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Connie Collins, Resident:
"If you picture the world ending, this is what it looks like. It just came around the corner, smoke, flames, fire department, everything. You're thinking, 'God I hope everybody gets their animals out, everybody gets themselves out'. And it was just absolutely.... horrific."
"A lot of this fuel has not been burned for a long time. Drought puts a stress on the fuel which causes a lot of downed dead fuel. And so we have this mixture and it's creating a bunch of problems. In addition to that we have a nice, I shouldn't say nice, but we have an extremely hot, dry summer and when you have fuels and weather mixed like that if there's a fire then it really gets erratic and hot."
16. Burned out area
17. Brush fire
18. Burn zone
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19. Fire in background with flag
20. Close-up of flares
21. Medium shot of flares
22. Pan from road to destroyed bridge
23. Medium shot of firefighters
24. SOUNDBITE(English) Stanton Florea, US Forest Service:
"I think today we are concerned that a brush fire is going to turn into a catastrophic forest fire."
25. Wide shot of fire
26. Various shots of plane and helicopter dropping retardants on fire
27. Aerial shot of fire
28. Close-up of officials
29. Medium shot of fire fighter pulling a hose
30. Car drives by amid heavy smoke
31. SOUNDBITE(English) Captain Mark Whaling, Los Angeles County Fire Department:
"A lot of this area has the lighter, flashier fuels actually. And that's one of the reasons we see such rapid spread of fire."
Firefighters in the US continued to battle patches of wildfire burning in rural areas 60 miles (96 kilometres) northeast of Los Angeles (LA) on Wednesday.
So far, the Crown Fire has burned across more than 10-thousand acres (4,047 hectares) after erupting late on Tuesday and raging through the area during the night.
About two-thousand firefighters were battling the blaze that was about 25 per cent contained by Wednesday morning.
So far officials say the Crown Fire has destroyed a mobile home, an abandoned house and a bridge.
Meanwhile, firefighters have gained the upper hand on two other large wildfires in the area, allowing weary crews to be transferred to the Crown Fire.
The area is thick with thousands of dead juniper and pine trees that were ravaged by six years of drought and an infestation of bark beetles.
Winds gusting up to 25 miles per hour (40 kilometres per hour) and temperatures in the high 90s degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) pushed flames past farm homes between Acton and Palmdale California, about 60 miles (96.56 kilometres) north of downtown Los Angeles.
The hot, dry weather has helped fuel a series of southern California fires in the past week.
Threatened communities have so far avoided the large-scale loss of homes that occurred during wildfires last year, but officials warned that the fire season is young.
Captain Mark Whaling from the LA County fire department believes one of the reasons for a rapid spread of fire is the existence of "lighter, flashier fuels" in the area.