Crews Fight Wildfire Near LA as Temperatures Rise

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - With high heat in the forecast, firefighters are working to beat back a fire that threatens power lines in the scrubby foothills of the Angeles National Forest.

U.S. Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy told KABC-TV Los Angeles the fire grew to 3,600 acres by 8 a.m. Saturday, thanks in part to better overnight mapping.

Cooler temperatures overnight didn't give firefighters much of a break overnight, as fire continued to burn through steep terrain and dense brush. Temperatures are expected to rise into the 90s Saturday afternoon.

The fire is 15 percent contained. Flames forced about 200 evacuations in the community of Green Valley before mandatory orders were lifted Friday.

The cause is under investigation.

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