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Police and forest officials faced problems in dousing the fire because of dense forest and inaccessible terrain.
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST - Fire crews spent Monday morning dousing hot spots from a 300-acre weekend fire near Pyramid Lake.
A distraught man turned himself into a human fireball in front of neighbours after dousing himself with petrol.
Instead we are filling the buckets of water and dousing the fire," said Mala Devi.
leaving 100 firefighters to continue dousing remaining hot spots.
The residents tried to control the fire themselves by dousing it with water before the administration could come to their aid.