Several homes and other industrial buildings have already been destroyed. The fire began Sunday morning, near a shooting range in little Tujunga Canyon.
About 1,200 people have been evacuated including several patients from a hospital near the flames. The CHP shut down the 210 Freeway between the 118 and Interstate Five as a precaution.
Fhe cause of this fire is still under investigation, but Monday morning, fire officials said the combination of Santa Ana winds and the closeness of the homes are making for a terrible combination.
"It's so much more populated in southern California the housing density is greater. There's a lot more homes in a tighter space than in central California," said Cal-Fire Battalion Chief Mark Watkins.
The governor has sent trailers and cots to help evacuees. Containment has been scaled back from 20 percent to just five percent.