Crews Gain Ground On Wildfires In California

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Things are looking up for firefighters in Northern California today, thanks to some cooler weather.

Officials say a fire that spread across nearly six square miles in Napa County and moved into Solano County is now 40 percent contained.

South of San Francisco, a fire that started in Santa Cruz County Friday has been contained after charring just less than a square mile. That fire forced roughly 2,000 people to flee their homes.

However, firefighters in southern New Mexico are still trying to stop a wildfire that has consumed more than 67 square miles of grass and brush since starting in the Lincoln National Forest.

A U.S. Forest Service spokesman says two other lightning-sparked wildfires have burned more than 46 square miles in New Mexico.

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