California Fire Grows Slightly, Threatens Homes

A smoky wildfire burning near homes in the southern Sierra Nevada west of California’s Lake Isabella was holding steady Monday and crews hoped to make significant progress before hotter, drier weather sets in later in the week.  Firefighters using air tankers and helicopters were battling the blaze, which has charred about 3.4 square miles of trees and brush in and around the Sequoia National Forest. At least two structures have burned, fire spokesman Jay Nichols said. (AP photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Casey Christie)
A smoky wildfire burning near homes in the southern Sierra Nevada west of California’s Lake Isabella was holding steady Monday and crews hoped to make significant progress before hotter, drier weather sets in later in the week.
Firefighters using air tankers and helicopters were battling the blaze, which has charred about 3.4 square miles of trees and brush in and around the Sequoia National Forest. At least two structures have burned, fire spokesman Jay Nichols said. (AP photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Casey Christie)