Los Angeles

Wildfire North of Los Angeles Enters Third Day

Temperatures cooling but winds persisting

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Firefighters had to battle terrain as much as flames as they worked to surround a wildfire entering its third day in harsh hills and mountains north of Los Angeles.

Temperatures dipped Thursday and were expected to remain cool on Friday, but winds upwards of 20 mph continued to swirl, and much of the blaze that has blackened some 4,100 acres — more than six square miles — was in rocky, rugged, difficult-to-reach places, making containment a challenge.