Firefighters were gaining ground late Saturday in the battle against a wildfire in Placer County near Lake Tahoe that has destroyed several homes and is threatening 400 more.
The Applegate fire was 67% contained as of Saturday evening, according to the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
State officials announced that Gov. Jerry Brown secured a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to help cover the cost of fighting the blaze and rebuilding damaged communities.
Residents in some areas that had been under an evacuation order were being allowed to return to their homes Saturday.