Air crews back in the skies on May 31st over the Powerhouse Fire in the Angeles National Forest northeast of Santa Clarita. Nathan Judy with the US Forest Service says some evacuees who’ve returned home should be prepared to leave again - should the winds shift.
Temps are pushing 90, with wind gusts up to 30 miles an hour in the fire zone - humidity, a low 15-percent. The blaze has scorched 1500 acres of since it broke out May 29th. It’s 15-percent contained, and firefighters predict it won’t be fully encircled until Wednesday, June 5th.
Between 500 and 600 firefighters are working the blaze.
Air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley and the San Gabriel Valley Mountains through the weekend according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.