Benedict Canyon fire 40% contained; fire fight aided by good weather, officials say


The blaze, dubbed the Portola fire, had charred 35 to 40 acres in the Beverly Crest and Benedict Canyon areas as of Wednesday, said Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott. The fire was sparked Tuesday afternoon by someone using a weed wacker to clear brush in preparation for the fire season, according to the LAFD.

2018-06-13 13:51:42

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