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June 4th, 2013
05:44 AM ET

Wildfires raging in three states – Stephanie Elam reports


Helped by higher humidity, firefighters battled back a wind-whipped wildfire in Southern California, clearing the way for many evacuated residents to return home.

The Powerhouse Fire is burning in the Palmdale area north of Los Angeles. It has destroyed some six homes, threatened as many as 1,000, and grew to more than 32,000 acres as of late Monday, according to Lisa Lugo with the Angeles National Forest.

Three people have been injured since the fire started last week, though it was not immediately clear how.

"So far things look much better than they did yesterday," incident commander Norm Walker told reporters.

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