SANTA CLARITA, California — A wildfire south of Yosemite National Park has destroyed a home and several other structures.
State fire officials in Madera County say the fire at Yosemite Lakes Park broke out shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday and quickly grew to 91 acres, burning one home and threatening 40 other homes and buildings.
The Grand fire burns into the Los Padres National Forest near Gorman, Calif., where the blaze charred more than 3,000 acres of wild lands on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are helping hundreds of firefighters combat a 3,000-acre wildfire. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Luis Sinco) OUTS; ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, LA DAILY NEWS, VENTURA COUNTY STAR, INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN, LA OPINION), SOMETIMES: -CALON (LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM) NO FORNS, NO SALES, MAGS OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
Firefighters helped by four water-dropping aircraft had the blaze 60 percent contained about five hours after it broke out.
In Southern California, crews continue building containment lines around a wildfire hills and mountains around Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles.
State fire officials say the blaze near Frazier Park along the border of Kern and Ventura counties is 80 percent contained Sunday after consuming nearly seven square miles. It briefly threatened homes and a school after breaking out Friday.
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