Progress Made Against Southern California Wildfire
Firefighters in Southern California have started to gain the upper hand against a five-thousand-acre wildfire. Officials say the fire raging north of Los Angeles is about 60 percent contained, and no homes are currently in danger. Full containment is expected by Tuesday. Mild winds and a drop in temperature have helped firefighters gain control of the blaze, which began Saturday morning. So far two people have received minor injuries, and more than eight hundred firefighters continue to work the fire line.
The fast-moving fire spread to both sides of Bouquet Canyon, feeding on dry brush in the hilly terrain north of Santa Clarita. About 150 people were voluntarily evacuated Saturday from several cabins in the area, after flames drew dangerously close. By Sunday, most people had returned to the area.