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Bobcat fire: Crews improve containment ahead of weekend winds, heat

Fire crews battling the Bobcat fire are taking advantage of good weather and their gains in containment before the wind and heat return this weekend.

On Friday morning, the blaze had not grown since the day before and remained at 113,986 acres, but containment was up to 55%, according to the Angeles National Forest.

“Crews will take advantage of favorable weather and fire activity to secure containment lines before heat and winds increase starting Sunday,” the agency said in a morning update.

High pressure was expected to move in Friday and bringing along significantly warmer and dryer weather. It will also bring breezy northeast winds, authorities said.

The Bobcat fire, which started Sept. 6, is the second-largest blaze in Los Angeles County history. It has moved through the Angeles National Forest and prompted several evacuation orders and warnings, some of them which have been lifted.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Source: Orange County Register

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