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Oct 7, 2009 10:50 AM by Associated Press

California wildfire stalled by record low temperatures

A low-pressure system that's brought record low temperatures to Southern California is helping firefighters battle a blaze near the mountain community of Wrightwood.

The fire in the San Bernardino Mountains was 75 percent contained Wednesday morning and hadn't grown.

Evacuation orders for thousands of people were lifted on Tuesday.

The fire burned one home and 7,128 acres of brush and timber, or more than 11 square miles.

 

Lows dropped below freezing overnight, but forecasters say the cool weather is slowly moving out of the area. National Weather Service forecaster Andrew Rorke says the high Wednesday will be a couple of degrees warmer than Tuesday - about 56 degrees. But Rorke says winds are light and good firefighting weather continues.

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