Teams on high alert following recent brush with wildfires

Dry season makes conditions worse

ONTHE MOVE—At top and far left, Los Angeles County firefighters put a halt to the 40-acre Stokes Fire in Calabasas. Left, a Ventura County firefighter attacks a hot spot in the 55-acre Grade Fire that began north of the 101 Freeway near Camarillo Springs Road. JOEL COUNCIL/Acorn Newspapers The heat is on, and in one week three brush fires broke out in the local mountains. Two fires started within 10 minutes of each other June 29 in Calabasas and Malibu, but were stopped in their tracks. A third ...

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