Powerhouse Fire 65 percent contained

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(AP Photo)

(AP Photo)

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters continue to take advantage of cool, moist air as they work to surround a huge area scorched by a wildfire north of Los Angeles.

U.S. Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy says there are no open flames Wednesday morning but crews are keeping an eye out for flare-ups in steep terrain at the edge of Angeles National Forest.

Improved weather has allowed firefighters to get the blaze 65 percent contained. More than 2,000 firefighters remain assigned to the blaze.

Six houses were destroyed and nine were damaged as the fire burned 50 square miles of brush about 45 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Southern California is now in a “June Gloom” pattern, with a marine layer pushing in from the ocean at night and retreating during the daytime.

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