No homes in imminent danger from SoCal wildfire
July 30, 2010
PALMDALE, Calif. – Firefighters say most people who were asked to leave about 2,000 homes overnight have returned as crews continue battling a wildfire in the high desert northeast of Los Angeles.
Officials say no homes are in imminent danger early Friday but they expect another day of high heat and gusty afternoon winds that could hamper containment efforts near the dense suburbs of Palmdale. The fire is 121/2 square miles and 5 percent contained.
Los Angeles County Deputy Fire Chief Michael Bryant says firefighters will concentrate on protecting homes and transmission lines that carry electricity to much of Southern California.
Bryant says the fire destroyed four homes along with garages and outbuildings.
Bryant says an investigation into the cause of the fire is centering on workers who were hammering on some bolts to remove a tire rim.