YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California — Fire crews were building containment lines around a wildfire south of Yosemite National Park on Monday after the blaze destroyed a house and several other structures.
State fire officials in Madera County said the fire at Yosemite Lakes Park was 80 percent contained Monday morning.
The wildfire broke out Sunday and quickly grew to 91 acres, burning the house and threatening 40 other homes and buildings.
In Southern California, crews were still on the scene of a wildfire in the hills and mountains around Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles.
State fire officials said the blaze near Frazier Park along the border of Kern and Ventura counties was 90 percent contained Monday after consuming nearly 7 square miles of vegetation.
The fire has closed a state park and has cost more than $6 million to fight, involving more than 1,000 firefighters, 39 engines and two helicopters, fire officials said.
The blaze broke out Wednesday two miles from Frazier Park then moved into the hills where it burned state and federal land. It did not threaten the town nor destroy any homes or buildings.
The fire caused Hungry Valley State Park and Piru Creek recreation to close until further notice.
The cause remains under investigation.