LOS ANGELES (AP) – Bone-dry vegetation in California is fueling wildfires, and forecasters are warning that the risk of new blazes erupting is very high as temperatures rise and humidity levels drop.
A huge forest fire that prompted evacuations north of Los Angeles flared up Friday afternoon and is just 12% contained. It has charred more than 27 square miles of brush and trees.
And there was no containment of a blaze that blackened foothills above the Los Angeles suburb of Azusa. It churned through more than 2 square miles of brush but was moving away from homes.
Police were looking for a homeless man they believe started the blaze.