California Wildfire Hits 5,500 Acres

Falling temperatures and rising humidities appear to be helping firefighters control a blaze in Placer County, officials said.

But fire crews are bracing for temperatures to rise again as they try to get a handle on the Ralston fire, which has burned 5,500 acres east of Foresthill.

The blaze, which is just 11 percent contained, started burning one week ago. More than 1,200 firefighters and several aircraft are aiding the battle.

Officials said they hope to have the blaze contained by this weekend.

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