Southern California brush fire 80 percent contained
LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Firefighters battling a 3,400-acre brush fire in the San Gabriel Mountains east of Los Angeles got some help Saturday from mild winds and cooler temperatures. The blaze was 80 percent contained, and could be totally under control Saturday night, the U.S. Forestry Service said.
Four people have been injured since the fire was sparked five days ago by a weed cutter being used by a resident trying to clear away brush that posed a fire hazard. The flames destroyed one home and two outbuildings, and damaged a cabin.
Meanwhile, a brush fire that broke out Thursday in Santa Clarita, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles, was completely contained. That fire scorched 400 acres and forced the evacuation of 45 homes and the Disney Ranch, where employees of Disney Films work. No structures were damaged.
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