The Fiji Times

Wildfire battle


MORE Than 1,000 firefighte­rs battled a deadly and fast-moving wildfire on the northern edge of Los Angeles on Saturday, reinforcin­g containmen­t lines that allowed thousands of residents under evacuation orders to return to their homes. The wind-driven blaze, dubbed the Saddleridg­e fire, broke out on Thursday night and raced through the area’s dry foothills and brush-filled canyons to cover some 7552 acres (3056 hectares) by midday on Saturday.

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