Thunderstorms could hamper efforts to subdue California wildfire

Reuters: Firefighters raced on Friday to buttress defensive lines against a fierce blaze roaring for a fifth day near the scenic mountain resort of Idyllwild in Southern California, as forecast thunderstorms threatened to hamper efforts to subdue the flames. The so-called Mountain Fire has already burned across more than 27,000 acres of dry brush and timber and forced the evacuation of Idyllwild after destroying seven homes and other property in the rugged San Jacinto range, authorities said. The blaze,......

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