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Crews Make Big Gains Against Northern California Wildfire

Crews battling a wind-stoked blaze in Northern California used cooler temperatures early Thursday to clear brush and expand containment lines using bulldozers and hand tools.   They also got help from the fire itself, as its northern flank continued to merge with another massive blaze that was nearly fully contained, said California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant.   "That stopped the fire from spreading any further," he...

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