LEBEC, Calif. Ñ A DC-10 super tanker makes a drop on a 1,300-acre wildfire churning through mountains northwest of Los Angeles is threatening dozens of rural homes and evacuations are under way.
The fire erupted shortly after noon Tuesday west of Interstate 5, near the small community of Lebec in Tejon Pass about 60 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Temperatures are in the 100-degree range in the fire area along the southern border of Kern County. Aug 24,2010. Photo by Gene Blevins/LA DailyNews