As the moun­tain burns, rain be­gins to fall

The Washington Post Sunday - - POLITICS & THE NATION -

Los An­ge­les County fire­fight­ers bat­tle a wild­fire in the hills near Wright­wood, Calif., late into Fri­day night. On Satur­day, pock­ets of rain hit the Los An­ge­les area and tem­per­a­tures fell, help­ing to keep the 3,500acre fire from spread­ing. “Things look so much bet­ter,” said Bob Poole of the U.S. For­est Ser­vice. On Fri­day, the fire jumped over In­ter­state 15, de­stroy­ing 20 ve­hi­cles and trap­ping peo­ple stuck in traf­fic. In nearby Baldy Mesa, three homes burned and 44 ve­hi­cles were dam­aged. For more photos, go to wapo.st/high­way­fire

GENE BLEVINS/REUTERS

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