Fire scares Los Angeles as larger blazes burn across West

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Fire scares Los Angeles as larger blazes burn across West

Fire south of Albuquerque sends smoke as far as Denver
Firefighters douse a hillside under California Route 2 after a brush fire swept through threatening homes in Los Angeles on Sunday. Los Angeles firefighters say they have contained the fire in the densely populated neighborhood along a freeway.
Los Angeles Fire Department trucks are deployed on a densely populated neighborhood after a brush fire swept through threatening homes in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Firefighters watch as a helicopter makes a water drop over a wildfire near Santa Barbara, Calif. The fire has been stoked by the region’s afternoon and evening “Sundowner” winds, which blast down the face of the Santa Ynez Mountains toward the Pacific Ocean. On Sunday, the blaze was listed at 45 percent contained.
Susan Montoya Bryan/Associated Press

Travelers are warned about road closures along the Manzano Mountains near Tajique, N.M., south of Albuquerque. A wildfire burning to the north had charred more than 27 square miles after starting earlier this week. The blaze forced evacuations and destroyed an estimated 24 homes. On Sunday, the blaze was listed at only 9 percent contained.

Fire scares Los Angeles as larger blazes burn across West

Firefighters douse a hillside under California Route 2 after a brush fire swept through threatening homes in Los Angeles on Sunday. Los Angeles firefighters say they have contained the fire in the densely populated neighborhood along a freeway.
Los Angeles Fire Department trucks are deployed on a densely populated neighborhood after a brush fire swept through threatening homes in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Firefighters watch as a helicopter makes a water drop over a wildfire near Santa Barbara, Calif. The fire has been stoked by the region’s afternoon and evening “Sundowner” winds, which blast down the face of the Santa Ynez Mountains toward the Pacific Ocean. On Sunday, the blaze was listed at 45 percent contained.
Susan Montoya Bryan/Associated Press

Travelers are warned about road closures along the Manzano Mountains near Tajique, N.M., south of Albuquerque. A wildfire burning to the north had charred more than 27 square miles after starting earlier this week. The blaze forced evacuations and destroyed an estimated 24 homes. On Sunday, the blaze was listed at only 9 percent contained.
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