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Two Los Angeles-area Wildfires Threaten to Merge after Forcing Evacuations

Two rapidly growing wildfires burning a few miles apart in parched foothills just northeast of Los Angeles threatened to merge Tuesday after forcing the evacuation of more than 700 people, officials said. The blazes came as California and other southwestern U.S. states baked in a heat wave. The so-called Fish Fire and the Reservoir Fire, which both broke out Monday in the Angeles National Forest, more than doubled in size overnight and were entirely unconfined, the U.S. Forest Service...

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