California wildfires burn amid high risk of brutal blazes

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dry vegetation is fueling several California wildfires and forecasters are warning that the risk of new blazes erupting is very high as temperatures rise and humidity levels drop.

A huge forest fire that prompted evacuations north of Los Angeles is still burning and just 12% contained.

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It has charred 17 square miles of brush and trees. And there was no containment of a blaze that blackened foothills above the Los Angeles suburb of Azusa.

It churned through nearly 4 square miles of brush but was moving away from homes.

Another blaze came dangerously close to a neighborhood in Corona, east of Los Angeles.