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The Latest: Still no home losses in LA-area wildfires

  • Smoke from wildfires burning in Angeles National Forest fills the sky behind the Los Angeles skyline on Monday, June 20, 2016. The wildfires several miles apart devoured hundreds of acres of brush on steep slopes above foothill suburbs erupted in Southern California as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region with triple-digit temperatures. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Smoke from wildfires burning in Angeles National Forest fills the sky behind the Los Angeles skyline on Monday, June 20, 2016. The wildfires several miles apart devoured hundreds of acres of brush on steep slopes above foothill suburbs erupted in Southern California as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region with triple-digit temperatures. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)  (The Associated Press)

  • Smoke from a wildfire rises from a hillside near power lines outside of Azusa, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. Two fires have erupted in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles amid withering heat. The first fire reported Monday was near Morris Reservoir north of suburban Azusa. AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Smoke from a wildfire rises from a hillside near power lines outside of Azusa, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. Two fires have erupted in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles amid withering heat. The first fire reported Monday was near Morris Reservoir north of suburban Azusa. AP Photo/Nick Ut)  (The Associated Press)

  • Towering columns of smoke rise from two wildfires on the San Gabriel Mountains are viewed from Pasadena, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. The wildfires several miles apart devoured hundreds of acres of brush on steep slopes above foothill suburbs erupted in Southern California as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region with triple-digit temperatures. (AP Photo/Beth Harris)

    Towering columns of smoke rise from two wildfires on the San Gabriel Mountains are viewed from Pasadena, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. The wildfires several miles apart devoured hundreds of acres of brush on steep slopes above foothill suburbs erupted in Southern California as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region with triple-digit temperatures. (AP Photo/Beth Harris)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):

7:35 a.m.

Firefighters hope to begin building containment lines around two wildfires in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.

U.S. Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy says the fires a few miles apart above foothill suburbs have together burned nearly 8½ square miles as of Tuesday morning but no homes have been lost.

The heat wave that has seared Southern California since last weekend will not be as extreme as it was on Monday, but firefighters will be facing near-triple-digit temperatures and single-digit humidity.

West of Santa Barbara, firefighters have increased containment of a nearly 12½-square-mile blaze to 70 percent a week after it started.

Weather is expected to remain favorable for several days and mandatory evacuation orders will start to be reduced Wednesday.

East of San Diego, a wildfire burning near the desert town of Potrero is holding at just under 12 square miles although it remains only 5 percent contained.