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Crews battle Los Angeles wildfire that forced evacuations

 


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A smoky wildfire churning through a Los Angeles canyon community gained strength Sunday as about a thousand residents remained under evacuation orders while others were warned they should get ready to leave, authorities said.

Cool, moist weather early in the day gave firefighters a break, but by afternoon flames starting moving again in steep terrain where tinder-dry vegetation hasn't burned in a half-century, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

"We're definitely seeing increased fire activity," said department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.

No structures were damag...



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