California Fire That Jumped Interstate 15 Calms Overnight

A wildfire that swept across a busy California freeway, sending people running for their lives, had calmed on Saturday. Crews focused their efforts toward extinguishing another blaze that forced hundreds of campers to evacuate, including a Girl Scout troop. Higher humidity and lower temperatures helped pacify the fire that burned over Interstate 15 on Friday in Cajon Pass, a mountainous area 55 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The fire destroyed 20 vehicles on the freeway linking Southern California and Las Vegas before burning three homes and 44 more vehicles in the community of Baldy Mesa.