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Thousands have fled their homes in Los Angeles County as wind-whipped flames tore across the San Fernando Valley. Nearly 13,000 homes were under mandatory evacuation orders after the Saddleridge brush fire raged from 60 acres to nearly 5,000 acres in less than half a day. The flames are out of control, according to the Los Angeles County Fired Department. Brutal winds and dry conditions fed the flames, which were consuming some 800 acres an hour, chief Ralph Terrazas said.