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Hot, Dry Weather Hampers Firefighters Battling California Wildfires

Extremely hot temperatures and low humidity are making it difficult for firefighters battling two major wildfires burning in drought-stricken California. About 3,000 firefighters are having a hard time bringing a blaze just outside the Angeles National Forest, northeast of Los Angeles, under control. Thermometers hit a steamy 39 degrees Celsius Tuesday in and around Los Angeles, with generally dry conditions. Authorities say the fire was just 25 percent contained Tuesday, but under...

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