Crews Try To Encircle California Wildfires

Firefighters dodging rattlesnakes and poison oak labored Monday to encircle the largest of six fires that have burned homes and brush in scattered parts of Southern California.

The wildfires had charred at least 1,370 acres. Eleven firefighters have been injured.

The largest fire, covering 720 acres in the San Diego County community of Ramona, was 75 percent contained late Sunday and full control was expected Monday night, said Audrey Hagen, a California Department of Forestry spokeswoman.

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