Blue Ridge Fire Scorches More Than 14,000 Acres in Orange County, California

The Blue Ridge Fire burning in Orange County, California, had scorched more than 14,000 acres and threatened more than 20,000 structures by October 27, authorities said.

This footage, shared by the Orange County Fire Association, shows firefighters conducting an air operation as smoke from the fire billows behind a helicopter.

Local news reports said thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in Orange County.

The blaze broke out near the Green River Golf Club in Corona on October 26 and was 16 percent contained by October 28. Credit: OCFA PIO via Storyful