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Sep 2, 2009 2:10 PM by Associated Press

Firefighters making progress against California fires

As firefighters set out for another day of combat against a giant wildfire north of Los Angeles, they've had a visit from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who helped serve them breakfast.

Firefighters have created a perimeter around 22 percent of the blaze, but bulldozers still have 95 miles of fire lines to build. Another day of favorable weather conditions is helping firefighters make more progress against the big wildfire. Crews say the cooler, moist weather is allowing them to set backfires.

Officials are still keeping an eye on the wind, which could pick up this afternoon and move flames closer to suburban homes and to a historic observatory.

For now, the facility on Mount Wilson is being strongly defended.

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