LA Fire Now 22% Contained

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2009 10:22 PM CDT
Firefighter Daniel McCarty, of Prescott, Ariz., sprays water in La Crescenta, Calif., today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Station fire raging near Los Angeles is 22% contained tonight, authorities tell the Times—though they caution that if the weather turns uncooperative again the blaze could worsen. Some evacuation orders were lifted. The Mount Wilson observatory and a nest of communication towers nearby were still threatened, however, and firefighters said the overnight hours could be crucial in saving them.