The peak of a heat wave confronts firefighters making progress toward containing a five-thousand-acre brush and forest blaze north of Los Angeles. Winds also are expected to increase during the day. The U-S Forest Service says temperatures are expected to reach near 90 in the Angeles National Forest fire area, with southwest winds increasing to 15- to 17 miles an hour.
The fire began Saturday in extremely dry brush and trees, in an area where most structures are recreational cabins. It was declared 70% contained this morning, with full containment expected by six p-m tomorrow.