Wildfire Watch

Weather Helps Fight Calif. Fire

The wildfires in L.A. County are still raging, although high humidity and slightly cooler temperatures have helped firefighters get closer to the inferno to burn, cut, foam and gel in an attempt to stop the fire's spread. The fire is now 22 percent contained, up from 5 percent on Monday evening. The weather had one downside, The Los Angeles Times reports: gusty winds that sent firefighters scrambling to keep the blaze away from Mt. Wilson, home to a historic observatory and communications towers used by almost 50 area radios and TV stations. Although evacuation orders were lifted in much of La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta, fire officials were worried about the northern flank of the fire, from Agua Dulce to Littlerock, and said it could reemerge as a threat to homes to the east. The fire's cause is still under investigation. It has ripped through 127,500 acres and 62 residences so far.