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Wildfire Near Los Angeles Could be Fully Contained Monday


Officials in Los Angeles say a massive wildfire that has torched nearly 10,000 hectares of land could be fully contained by Monday. A break in the dry, windy weather, along with a moist ocean breeze has helped firefighters contain the blazes.

The fire broke out Wednesday northwest of the country's second-largest city, and quickly spread in the strong winds and dry conditions.

Three-thousand firefighters were quickly dispatched to the hotspots, aided by helicopters and other aircraft dropping water on the blazes. Officials say the quick response limited the destruction to three homes.

Hundreds of people forced to evacuate their homes have been allowed to return. At least seven people have been injured. Another wildfire in a Los Angeles suburb has burned 450 hectares and threatened about 70 homes.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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