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Crews Contain Much of California Brush Fire; Evacuations Lifted

Fire crews stopped the spread of a wind-whipped wildfire along the Southern California coast on Saturday, reopened a scenic highway and lifted an evacuation order for dozens of homes. The 1,238-acre blaze in the steep foothills northwest of Ventura was 60 percent contained by nightfall and no homes burned, fire officials said at a news conference. "We made tremendous progress today,'' said Tom Clemo, deputy fire chief from the neighboring city of Santa Monica, which aided...

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