A damp weekend helped firefighters stop the growth of a huge Southern California wildfire.
Fire crews are gaining ground on the Sterling Fire in the Del Rosa area.
No evacuations have been ordered.
The blaze about 90 miles east of Los Angeles has charred 36 square miles of timber and brush since June 17. As of Thursday, it was only 21 percent contained.
A high pressure system that pushed temperatures into the triple digits in SoCal over the weekend is drifting east, allowing a gradual cooling trend into the middle of the week.
As firefighters knocked down dozens of small brush fires from north to south, a fleet of helicopters took on what was by far the largest of the wildfires, in the San Bernardino Mountains.
The fire burning east of Camp de Benneville Pines and south of Jenks Lake Road prompted help from more than 500 firefighters deployed to the area, along with several aircraft.
It looked like an all-out assault on a brush fire Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.
Perhaps the biggest job was in Camarillo, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles, where a mudslide made 13 homes uninhabitable Friday. The debris flowed down a hillside burned by wildfire last year.
Three men who were convicted of causing a Los Angeles-area wildfire that destroyed homes and forced thousands to flee have been ordered to pay $9 million in restitution.
Los Angeles County firefighters are ready for what some say could be a particularly harsh fire season, and they’ve got the hardware to back it up.
The blaze was reported shortly before 4:30 p.m. in the 19300 block of Quebec Avenue, according to CAL FIRE in Riverside.
Campers and hikers scrambled to leave the most popular recreation in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday as a fast-moving brush fire swept through the area.
State energy officials Friday warned the statewide drought and continued threat of wildfires could pose challenges to power supplies in coming weeks.
Fire crews are battling a 25-acre brush fire in the hills above Brand Park in Glendale.