Hundreds of new evacuations across West as wildfires surge
Near the US-Mexico border southeast of San Diego, a two-day-old, 9-square-mile wildfire moved toward a new community and forced the evacuation of about 600 homes and more than 1,500 people in Lake Morena Village. Previously only about 75 people had evacuated from that fire.
It was 10 percent contained. In the Los Angeles area, firefighters stopped the progress of two adjacent fires in the San Gabriel Mountains 20 miles northeast of downtown LA.
The blazes were 10 per cent contained and had burned about 7 square miles, US Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy said. Still, no one was being allowed back to the 770 homes in the foothill city of Duarte that were under evacuation orders.