Progress Made On California Wildfire

Days of moist, cool weather helped firefighters get a handle on a destructive wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains that had scorched nearly 4,000 acres and over 30 homes. Diminishing winds and lower temperatures helped keep the blaze from spreading and fire crews have the blaze 70% contained by late Monday afternoon. Six firefighters have been seriously hurt fighting the blaze. Meanwhile, nearly 3,000 personnel worked to cut fire lines through centuries-old redwood forests as a swarm of helicopters and air tankers doused flames from the sky. The firefighting effort has cost the state of California $9.3 million so far. Smoke from the wildfire has left a haze over the San Francisco Bay area that was expected to linger for the next few days.


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