More than 700 firefighters are battling a huge wildfire raging south of Los Angeles.
Two-thousand people have been allowed to return to their homes following mass evacuations in the Santa Clarita Valley.
"The flames were jumping in circles around our house," resident Victor Roman told the Los Angeles Daily News.
Authorities say the 1100 acre fire is now 49 percent contained, however low humidity and strong winds are forecast to worsen conditions in the following days.
The blaze reportedly began after a car went over an embankment, but officials say the cause of the fire has not yet been confirmed.