Wildfires Tamed in Calif., Rage in NM

2K people still evacuated in Santa Cruz County
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2008 6:35 PM CDT
The California wildfire closed a roughly six-mile stretch of scenic Coastal Highway 1.   (AP Photo/ San Francisco Chronicle, Tony Avelar)
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(Newser) – Firefighters almost completely contained a Northern California blaze today as fires in New Mexico threatened to spread, buoyed by lightning and high winds, the AP reports. The California fire, in Santa Cruz County, has leveled up to 15 homes and led to the continued evacuation of 2,000 people. Officials hope it will completely contained by the end of the day.