SANTA CLARITA ( — A raging brush fire burning in the mountains near Santa Clarita has charred more than 33,000 acres and destroyed 18 homes.

At this time, more than 1,600 firefighters are battling the Sand Fire, which has burned across 33,117 acres, and remains at 10-percent containment, fire officials said Monday.

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CBS2’s Joy Benedict reported 10,000 homes have been evacuated.

A man’s body has been found inside of a charred vehicle located on Iron Canyon Road. Authorities believe the victim may have died trying to escape the fire. His identity is being withheld pending family notification.

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A smoke advisory remains in effect for the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys along with other parts of Los Angeles County.



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