Firefighters gain on California blaze but thousands still evacuated

Evacuation orders have been lifted for tens of thousands of people in southern California as firefighters gain ground on the wildfire that is still keeping 7,000 others from their homes, officials said on Saturday.


Nearly 3,200 homes and other buildings were still at threat from the Blue Cut fire, named after a narrow gorge where it started about 75 miles (120 km) northeast of Los Angeles.


As of Saturday morning, the fire was 68 percent contained, the US Forest Service said.


פרסום ראשון: 08.20.16, 18:58