SoCal Wildfire That Threatened Homes Is Contained

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LEBEC, Calif. (AP) -- A wildfire that briefly threatened 50 homes in the mountains northwest of Los Angeles pass was contained early Saturday, a fire official said.

The blaze in the Grapevine area along Interstate 5 in the Tehachapi Mountains had charred about 500 acres - less than a square mile - of grass and brush by the time it was declared surrounded.

"It's not even putting up any smoke this morning," Kern County fire Inspector Tony Diffenbaugh said.

The fire broke out Friday morning.

Residents of about 50 homes in Digier Canyon were advised to leave but the threat ended and the fire basically had stopped growing by Friday evening.

Damp weather during the night helped keep the fire down, Diffenbaugh said.

The cause of the fire had not been determined.

Lebec is about 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

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