Jul 25, 2016

California Wildfire Triples in Size Under Hot, Dry Conditions

Santa Clarita, CA
USA
by
Richie Duchon
,
NBC News
California wildfire: Body found as blaze nearly triples in size. Photo: RMG News
California wildfire: Body found as blaze nearly triples in size. Photo: RMG News

A wildfire raging near Los Angeles tripled in size over the weekend to more than 33,000 acres driven by hot, dry and windy conditions, fire officials said late Sunday. 

An army of 1,673 firefighters continued to battle the so-called Sand fire burning in the Angeles National Forest just north of the city. But soaring temperatures and the danger of wind through canyons in the rugged mountains prevented firefighters from getting a handle on the blaze, which remained only about 10 percent contained early Monday