California Wildfires

The wildfires burning in Southern California are near full containment.

Combined, the three worst blazes have burned more than 35 square miles since Sunday. Two people died, dozens of homes were destroyed and thousands were forced to evacuate.

Forecasters say the notorious Santa Ana winds continue to diminish but weather remains a concern because of low humidity.

The largest blaze in the hills above the western San Fernando Valley is 90 percent contained. Officials say it has cost nearly $8 million to battle. Investigators say it was ignited by a downed power line.

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