Firefighters make progress on 'Powerhouse' blaze - New York News

Firefighters make progress on 'Powerhouse' blaze

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews battling a blaze north of Los Angeles have taken advantage of cool morning weather to make progress, but scattered flames continue to climb hillsides.

The 2.2-square-mile wildfire is 15% contained, and U.S. Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy says as many as 500 firefighters hope to make further progress before the day turns hot and dry.

A flare-up prompted authorities to briefly evacuate about 25 homes along a canyon road in the Angeles National Forest on Friday morning, but residents were later allowed to return.

Judy says the blaze is burning near power lines, although utilities reported no damage.

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