WATCH: Wildfires scorch more than 1,000 acres of land in California

Firefighters say it could take at least three days to get the fire fully under control

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Californian wildfires have scorched more than a thousand acres of land outside Los Angeles.

The flames triggered the closure of parts of US Highway 101 yesterday, however the road has since reopened.

Officials claim it could take at least three days to get the fire fully under control.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Speaking to CNN, Dutch woman Maaike Maks said she and her family thought it was safe to drive by the flames on the highway, as there was nobody stopping vehicles.

"All of the sudden, all these sparks and a burning bush hit our car, and we couldn't see anything of what was around us because of all the smoke. I was terrified and in a total shock," she explained.

Maaike uploaded video of the raging fire, which you can see below: