Crews fight back flames within feet of California homes

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters hosed down blazing trees within a few feet of homes threatened by a wildfire that surged through suburban canyons in Southern California and sent hundreds of people scrambling for safety.

One residence was damaged Monday before shifting winds sent flames away from neighborhoods in and around Corona, about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

At the height of the fire, flames climbed hillsides along a partially closed freeway. Schools were closed Tuesday and...

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