Los Angeles Firefighters Move Closer to Containing Sand Wildfire
Firefighters have made a lot of progress in beating back a huge wildfire that has been raging outside Los Angeles since Friday.
The so-called Sand fire in the Angeles National Forest remains massive: over 38,000 acres and counting, officials said. But it is now 65 percent contained — up from 25 percent on Tuesday. More than 2,700 firefighters and other personnel are still working on it.
Their efforts have been helped by diminished winds, which slowed the fire's growth, officials said.
Most of the people ordered out of their homes have been allowed to return, although some roads remain closed, authorities said.
At least one person has been reported dead and at least 18 homes have been destroyed in the fire.
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