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By National News -- 2018.08.10. 15:48 in category (Number of votes: 0)

Latest: Firefighters fight to curb blaze before winds return

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

6:15 a.m.

Firefighters battled through the night to keep a raging forest fire from reaching foothill neighborhoods in Southern California.

The arson blaze in the Cleveland National Forest gained renewed strength Thursday, racing along ridges and coming within yards of homes.

Crews on Friday are allowing some hillsides to burn, to reduce fuel and make it harder for flames to jump roadways later in the day when the winds pick up.

Hundreds more firefighters have joined the battle, bringing the total to 1,200. The fire has blackened 16 square miles (41 square kilometers) of timber and brush and is only 5 percent contained. ...
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