"Progress Made in Fire Threatening California Mountain Homes"

"Significant progress was made against a forest fire threatening homes in California's San Bernardino Mountains, while up the coast firefighters sought to prevent a 107-square-mile blaze near Big Sur from encroaching on Highway 1, authorities said Wednesday.

The blaze in the mountains about 60 miles east of Los Angeles grew slightly to more than 12 square miles and containment jumped from 6 percent to 64 percent in 24 hours, the fire command said.

Terrain, heat and wind continued to hinder firefighters' efforts, however.

Mandatory and voluntary evacuations remained in place for some 5,300 homes between the Lake Arrowhead resort area and the high desert city of Hesperia to the north."

The Associated Press had the story August 10, 2016.


"Southern California wildfire edges closer to containment; 8K acres burned so far" (UPI)

CalFire Current Incidents Page (California)

Source: AP, 08/11/2016