Firefighters make progress in containing CA fires

August 26, 2012

Despite a daily battle with searing temperatures and gusty winds and struggling through rugged terrain, the nearly 8,000 firefighters battling a series of wildfires across California were beginning to make progress in containing them, officials said Saturday.

The Ponderosa Fire, burning about 25 miles southeast of Redding, was 74 percent contained, said California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant.

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