Cooler temperatures on Sunday helped firefighters battling the South Fire burning near the Newhall community of Santa Clarita increase containment on the blaze, officials said.
By 7:15 p.m., an inspector for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said firefighters had achieved 75 percent containment on the fire. The size of the fire remained the same at 175 acres burned.
Though winds picked up Saturday night, Inspector Sal Alvarado said falling temperatures aided the firefighters working to surround the blaze the next day. According to National Weather Service observations at Bob Hope International Airport, temperatures fell by about 2 degrees Sunday afternoon to a high of 81 degrees.