SoCal Wildfire 65-Percent Contained

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters are conducting mop-up operations at the scene of the big wildfire in northern Los Angeles County.

U.S. Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy says there have been no open flames visible in the 50-square-mile burn area Wednesday, but firefighters are keeping an eye on unburned fuel inside containment lines.

Some firefighting resources have been demobilized but most will remain until a containment line extends all the way around the burn area.

Containment remains at 65 percent. Moist marine air has been pushing inland at night but days in the high desert region become hot and windy.

The so-called Powerhouse Fire erupted a week ago near a utility facility about 45 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Six houses were destroyed and nine were damaged.

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