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Woolsey Fire burns more than 96,000 acres, is 35 percent contained

by Hannan Fry and Javier Panzar, Los Angeles Times |

The Woolsey Fire has scorched 96,314 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura counties and was 35 percent contained as of Tuesday morning, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officials.

The boost in containment overnight comes as firefighters prepare for the second consecutive day of Santa Ana winds.

Northeast winds are expected to blow 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph in Los Angeles, according to the National Weather Service.