Wildfires Still Burning
Several wildfires are still burning in California, blackening thousands of acres. The largest blaze has charred more than eleven thousand acres in the Angeles National Forest east of downtown Los Angeles. Two homes and two outbuildings have been destroyed. Authorities are trying to determine whether the fire was deliberately set or if it was an accident. It is not expected to be fully contained until next week. In El Dorado County, east of Sacramento, a 776-acre fire destroyed one house and an outbuilding. It is fully contained. A 50-acre fire that forced evacuations and brought down power lines outside Redding is now 80% contained. Residents were kept out of their homes for hours due to the downed lines, but officials say they have been allowed to return.