LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. – The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):
Firefighters say a ravenous wildfire that has burned 150 homes and claimed at least two lives in central California is about 10 percent contained.
Capt. Tyler Townsend of the Kern County Fire Department said Sunday that lower winds a day before had assisted firefighters in battling the blaze.
Firefighters were working Sunday to establish a perimeter around the fire. Townsend says fire officials hope to have full containment by June 30th.
The wildfire has reduced entire blocks to rubble and threatened at least 2,500 homes.
Officials say an elderly couple was found dead after apparently becoming overcome by smoke. Authorities also found what appears to be a set of human remains in a mobile home Saturday.
About 1,700 firefighters are battling the blaze.
A wildfire burning near Sundance, Wyoming, has destroyed one home and more than a dozen outbuildings.
Fire officials say the fire grew to 20 square miles Saturday, but intensive work allowed firefighters to get it 50 percent contained.
The fire is located east of the Keyhole Reservoir in northeast Wyoming, near the border with South Dakota. It started with lightning on Friday, and spread quickly.
Authorities closed Interstate 90 between Moorcroft and Sundance for a brief time Saturday to allow firefighters to build a fire line. The highway reopened Saturday evening.