Los Angeles County Fire Stretches Across 22,000 Acres, According to Officials

iStock/Thinkstock(SANTA CLARITA, Calif.) -- A raging wildfire that has charred 22,000 acres in the Santa Clarita area of California, resulting in the evacuation of 1,500 residences, and the destruction of at least 18 homes, is still only 10 percent contained, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

A man was reported dead Saturday in Santa Clarita, but it is unknown at this time whether his death was related to the fire, which is being called the Sand Fire.

Images captured of the fire are startling, and depict flames tinting the sky above the city, turning orange, with thick plumes of smoke blackening the air around where the firefighters are working.

Families evacuating the city can be seen clutching their possessions as a sheet of orange fire rises above the horizon behind them.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District has announced a smoke advisory until midnight Monday, based upon unhealthy air quality conditions.

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