California Blaze Relents as Winds Subside

Firefighters have the inferno 30 percent contained

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Firefighters battling the California wildfire that has burned more than 1,700 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles were given a small reprieve Thursday night as winds feeding the inferno subsided.

Officials said the fire was 30 percent contained Thursday night and no longer fueled by strong Santa Ana winds, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Five homes were destroyed, 17 other structures damaged, and three people injured as a result of the fire, including a resident and two firefighters. More than 700 firefighters were working to end the blaze.

The inferno is believed to have been started by an illegal campfire gone out of control and three men have been arrested in connection with the fire.

[Los Angeles Times]