Crews battle Los Angeles wildfire that forced evacuations
May 16, 2021
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...