Progress made on Calif.’s Holy Fire
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. — Firefighters made significant progress trying to tamp down a wildfire that threatened homes and has been raging for days south of Los Angeles, officials said Saturday.
Aircraft have been making flight after flight, dumping water and bright-pink retardant to protect Lake Elsinore and other foothill communities as the fire sweeps through the dense, bone-dry brush of the Cleveland National Forest.
The Holy Fire — named for Holy Jim Canyon, where it began Monday — grew to nearly 33 square miles by Saturday morning. But firefighters also made progress, with containment rising from 10 to 29 percent.