California Wildfire

By: associated press
By: associated press


DAVENPORT, Calif. (AP) - Crews battling wildfires across
California are getting more manpower and some help from Mother
Nature.
The Lockheed Fire, which has been burning since Wednesday, blackened about 2,800 acres, or 4.4 square miles, in Santa Cruz County. It's forced thousands of people to leave their homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The area's rugged terrain and limited access are making it
difficult for the hundreds of firefighters currently at the scene.
But more firefighters, six helicopters and six fixed-wing aircraft
were expected today.
Higher humidity from overnight forecasts of fog, and light wind are also welcome news to ground crews.
There were no reports of injuries related to the fire, whose cause is under investigation.


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