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Progress Made In California Fires

Firefighters have contained one of California´s two major wildfires and have made great progress on the other. The massive wildfire in mountains northeast of Los Angeles was reported 80 percent contained Sunday. The 36-thousand-acre blaze that began one week ago was slowed by cooler, humid weather and some light rain Saturday night. But more than two-thousand fire personnel on the ground and 38 helicopters and fixed-wing planes are still working to keep the flames from moving into more dense brush and trees below Mount Baldy. Fire officials said they would allow the fire to keep burning along Mount Baldy Road Sunday. That would deny fuel for a renewed movement of the wildfire when the weather warms up and the forest dries out. The cost of fighting the Angeles Forest blaze so far is estimated at 12-point-eight million dollars. Another large wildfire of more than 31-hundred acres about 20 miles south of San Jose had destroyed 15 homes and 16 other structures before it was declared fully contained Saturday night.