A fire north of Los Angeles is 42 percent contained and is moving east in the San Gabriel Wilderness area, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman said Saturday.
Gail Wright told CNN that weather conditions on Friday night — no wind, high humidity and low temperatures — had been favorable for firefighters battling the blaze, which has scorched 154,655 acres and killed two firefighters. The fire began on August 26 and has destroyed dozens of homes. Authorities said earlier this week that the fire was caused by arson. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has initiated a homicide investigation into the deaths of the two firefighters. Wright said the fire is expected to be fully contained by September 15.