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PHOTOS: Sand Fire smoke creates hazy, orange sky over Los Angeles

Smoke created hazy, orange views in Los Angeles on Saturday as the Sand Fire continued to rage less than 40 miles away from the city's downtown.

The fire has burned 20,000 acres since starting on Friday outside of Santa Clarita, California. Firefighters have the blaze 10 percent containment, according to InciWeb.

Officials ordered mandatory evacuations for some residents on Saturday. Flames threatened roughly 1,500 homes and some structures have been destroyed, according to KABC.

Triple-digit heat and dry vegetation contributed to the growth of the fire, the U.S. Forest Service said.

Smoke drifted into the Los Angeles area, leading to potentially unsafe air quality. Officials encouraged residents to limit time spent outdoors.

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