The Latest: Wildfire erupts in rural northern LA County
AGUA DULCE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):
A smoky wildfire that has forced evacuations of rural ranch properties continues to chew through dry brush northeast of Los Angeles.
Horses and other large animals are being sheltered at a nearby fairground as crews with air support battle the 1,000-acre blaze just north of State Route 14. There is no containment.
Several helicopters and a plane are dropping water and retardant as firefighters try to keep flames from racing down hillsides into populated areas near Aqua Dulce.
Crews with air support are battling a smoky wildfire that is threatening structures in a rural area northeast of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department says the blaze just north of State Route 14 grew to 200 acres in less than an hour Monday.
A few ranches and other properties are under evacuation orders. Firefighters are trying to keep flames from racing through dry brush and down hillsides into populated areas near Aqua Dulce.
Several helicopters and a plane are dropping water and retardant.
Elsewhere, firefighters are patrolling for hotspots in the aftermath of a weekend wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 2,000 homes in the Aliso Viejo and Laguna Beach, and another blaze that force residents from 80 homes in San Diego.
Firefighters are patrolling for hotspots in the aftermath of a Southern California wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 2,000 homes over the weekend.
Authorities say there are no visible flames Monday morning. Firefighters have completed containment lines around 55 percent of the 150-acre (61-hectare) blaze near Aliso Viejo and Laguna Beach.
No homes were damaged, and the last evacuation orders were lifted Sunday evening.
In San Diego, crews watched for hotspots overnight after a fire forced evacuation of about 80 homes Sunday.
The fire was held to 38 acres (15 hectares) with the help of air drops. Police say the cause is under investigation.
A number of other small fires were stopped around the state, including one that burned two trailers at Lake Nacimiento in San Luis Obispo County.