Firefighters make progress on 'Powerhouse' blaze - FOX 35 News Orlando

Firefighters make progress on 'Powerhouse' blaze

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews battling a blaze north of Los Angeles have taken advantage of cool morning weather to make progress, but scattered flames continue to climb hillsides.

The 2.2-square-mile wildfire is 15% contained, and U.S. Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy says as many as 500 firefighters hope to make further progress before the day turns hot and dry.

A flare-up prompted authorities to briefly evacuate about 25 homes along a canyon road in the Angeles National Forest on Friday morning, but residents were later allowed to return.

Judy says the blaze is burning near power lines, although utilities reported no damage.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices