The effort to control the raging Sand fire in the Santa Clarita Valley mountains has drawn firefighters and emergency crews in the hills toward Acton. So far, the fire has burned 38,346 acres.

A total of 2,937 firefighters are battling the blaze, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The wildfire prompted the evacuation of at least 10,000 homes, although late Monday, officials allowed most evacuees to return to their homes. The blaze is 40% contained. At least 18 homes have been destroyed.

Map: Sand fire evacuation shelters and evacuation areas

 (LA Times Graphics)
(LA Times Graphics)

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