FIREFIGHTERS BRING BLAZE CLOSER TO CONTAINMENT.Byline: Staff and Wire Services
LEONA VALLEY - Firefighters were expected to contain a 105-acre brush fire Sunday evening that scorched scorch
v. scorched, scorch·ing, scorch·es
1. To burn superficially so as to discolor or damage the texture of. See Synonyms at burn1.
2. a hilly region west of Palmdale, county fire officials said.
The fire began at 5 p.m. Sunday and spread on a light breeze light breeze
A wind with a speed of from 4 to 7 miles (6 to 11 kilometers) per hour, according to the Beaufort scale.
Noun 1. through dry brush just off Bouquet Canyon Road in the Leona Valley, threatening homes and orchards, said Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County Supervisor Cheryl Patterson.
Nine aircraft and 200 county and U.S. Forest Service firefighters had contained 35 percent of the blaze by 9:30 p.m., she said.
No one was injured in the fire, Patterson said. Its cause is under investigation.
Farther south, firefighters surrounded a wildfire that scorched 765 acres of mostly scrub and desert brush in eastern San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. County.
Flames erupted about 12:15 p.m. Saturday and were contained by 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the U.S. Forest Service. About 50 off-road vehicle enthusiasts had to vacate To annul, set aside, or render void; to surrender possession or occupancy.
The term vacate has two common usages in the law. With respect to real property, to vacate the premises means to give up possession of the property and leave the area totally devoid of contents. a recreational area. No one was hurt.
About 800 firefighters, backed by 11 aircraft and two bulldozers, fought the blaze.