"Los Angeles Fire Spread Halted, Work To Contain It Continues"

"Fire officials said on Monday they had effectively stopped the uncontrolled spread of the largest wildfire in Los Angeles history, with a little help from cooler weather, but were still working to contain it.

Los Angeles Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas said crews had cleared brush away from 30 percent of the perimeter of a fire that started four days earlier and has consumed more than 7,000 acres (2,800 hectares). But he stressed that firefighters were still largely at the mercy of the weather.

“There’s really no active fire left,“ Terrazas told reporters. ”That can change, though, with the wind. Our goal today is to continue to increase our containment percentage.” "

Peter Szekely reports for Reuters September 3, 2017.


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Source: Reuters, 09/05/2017