Cooler weather could help contain California fires
Published on May 18, 2014 6:28 AM
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Firefighters battling blazes in southern California expressed optimism Saturday that cooler weather headed into the area could help their containment efforts.
The fires have killed at least one person and forced the evacuation of thousands more over the past few days, including at a major Marine Corps base.
Following sweltering temperatures, the National Weather Service announced that much-needed relief was headed to the hard-hit San Diego area.
Greatest cooling would be felt near the coast on Saturday before spreading inland, it said.
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