Los Angeles Fire Contained

A wildfire in northern Los Angeles that destroyed 15 homes has been surrounded.

State and local fire officials announced Saturday that the San Fernando Valley blaze was completely contained. They could not say exactly when the nearly 30-square-mile fire would be out.

Closed roads have been reopened and evacuation orders for some neighborhoods have been lifted.

The fire erupted Monday when high winds knocked down an electrical distribution line that fell into dry brush. It cost more than $12 million to fight and destroyed nearly 80 buildings.

The blaze was one of two this week only a few miles apart in the San Fernando Valley. The other fire destroyed about 40 homes and killed one person and was contained Thursday.

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