To support his footage, YouTube user cagwa writes in his video description: "Getting very hard to breathe already and it's going to be 104[F] today. The burning smell is extremely strong. Had to close all the windows at 7 a.m."
Other users are capturing the work of firefighters who are valiantly trying to put out the flames. This footage shows a Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter refilling in the Verdugo mountains while fighting the fire in La Canada:
More content is being uploaded every hour -- we'll compile it and keep you posted on our CitizenTube channel.
Ramya Raghavan, News & Politics, is currently watching "Fire in La Crescenta."