Posted: Sep 4, 2009 6:57 AM by Raquel Maria Dillon
Fire bosses say they are making progress in taming the 226-square-mile arson fire north of Los Angeles that has led to a homicide investigation into the deaths of two firefighters.
Fire spokesman John Huschke said early Friday that "it's pretty quiet" on the fire lines as hand crews and bulldozers clear a containment line around fire's perimeter. The blaze is 38 percent surrounded.
Investigators say the 11-day-old wildfire - one of the largest in Southern California's history - was an act of arson. An unidentified source close to the investigation tells the Los Angeles Times that evidence along Angeles Crest Highway includes incendiary material.