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The Latest: Weather aids firefighters on California coast

  • This Monday, July 25, 2016 photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Elvis Campos. Police say Campos,  accused of trying to rob Pokemon Go players in Las Vegas before a shootout left him and a player injured, now faces charges of conspiracy, robbery, battery and assault with a deadly weapon. Authorities said Tuesday that Campos was taken to jail after being treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound to the back. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

    This Monday, July 25, 2016 photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Elvis Campos. Police say Campos, accused of trying to rob Pokemon Go players in Las Vegas before a shootout left him and a player injured, now faces charges of conspiracy, robbery, battery and assault with a deadly weapon. Authorities said Tuesday that Campos was taken to jail after being treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound to the back. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Karrie H. Andrews recovers items salvaged from the ruins of her home Tuesday, July 26, 2016, destroyed when the Sand fire swept through Santa Clarita, Calif. over the weekend. The fire destroyed 18 homes and authorities said that by Tuesday it had burned more than 37,000 acres, about 58 square miles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Karrie H. Andrews recovers items salvaged from the ruins of her home Tuesday, July 26, 2016, destroyed when the Sand fire swept through Santa Clarita, Calif. over the weekend. The fire destroyed 18 homes and authorities said that by Tuesday it had burned more than 37,000 acres, about 58 square miles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)  (The Associated Press)

  • Karrie H. Andrews recovers items salvaged from the ruins of her home Tuesday, July 26, 2016, destroyed when the Sand fire swept through Santa Clarita, Calif. over the weekend. The fire destroyed 18 homes and authorities said that by Tuesday it had burned more than 37,000 acres, about 58 square miles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Karrie H. Andrews recovers items salvaged from the ruins of her home Tuesday, July 26, 2016, destroyed when the Sand fire swept through Santa Clarita, Calif. over the weekend. The fire destroyed 18 homes and authorities said that by Tuesday it had burned more than 37,000 acres, about 58 square miles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

6:30 a.m.

A scenic stretch of California's Highway 1 is open, but state parks near Big Sur remain closed as crews try to beat back a destructive wildfire that threatens to crest a ridge and make a run toward coastal campgrounds, lodges and redwoods.

Firefighters working around the clock got a break early Wednesday from cooler temperatures and increased humidity. The blaze that has destroyed 20 homes and charred 36 square miles of brush was only 10 percent contained late Tuesday.

To the south, firefighters continue to make progress containing a huge blaze in mountains outside Los Angeles. Crews face another day of temperatures in the 90s to low 100s as they fight the fire that has destroyed 18 homes near Santa Clarita.