Hot, Hard Days Ahead For Firefighters Battling Sand Fire

SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com/AP) — The destructive Sand Fire continued to burn across more than 37,000 acres Tuesday in Santa Clarita.

At this time, the blaze remains at 25-percent containment, firefighters said.

The following street closures remain in effect:

— Soledad Canyon Road east of the 14 Freeway and Bootlegger Canyon

— Agua Dulce Canyon, Ward and Placerita Canyon roads east of the 14 Freeway

— Little Tujunga Canyon Road at Wildlife Way Station

Most of the roughly 20,000 evacuees forced out by the fire have been cleared to go home.

A week of triple digit temperatures awaited the army of some 3,000 firefighters battling flames in rugged hills and canyons.

Read more at CBSLA.com.

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