The Latest: Containment grows for California wildfire

Homes destroyed by a wildfire are seen from an aerial view in the Keswick neighborhood of Redding, Calif., Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Fire crews have made

Homes destroyed by a wildfire are seen from an aerial view in the Keswick neighborhood of Redding, Calif., Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Fire crews have made

A swimming pool is all that remains of a hilltop home after being burned by a wildfire that swept through Shasta County an area west of Redding, Calif

A swimming pool is all that remains of a hilltop home after being burned by a wildfire that swept through Shasta County an area west of Redding, Calif

A truck and a street are covered in fire retardant dropped by an air tanker as crews battle a wildfire Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Lake Elsinore, Calif.

A truck and a street are covered in fire retardant dropped by an air tanker as crews battle a wildfire Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Lake Elsinore, Calif.

Eric Garcia delivers mail in a neighborhood burned in the Carr Fire, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Eric Garcia delivers mail in a neighborhood burned in the Carr Fire, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Eric Garcia delivers mail in a neighborhood burned in the Carr Fire, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Eric Garcia delivers mail in a neighborhood burned in the Carr Fire, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Volunteers with Samaritan's Purse sift through the charred remains of a home burned in the Carr Fire, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Ph

Volunteers with Samaritan's Purse sift through the charred remains of a home burned in the Carr Fire, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Ph

Emilio Manzo evacuates with his two dogs as a wildfire threatens a neighborhood Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Lake Elsinore, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose

Emilio Manzo evacuates with his two dogs as a wildfire threatens a neighborhood Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Lake Elsinore, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose

Fire crews line up as they watch a wildfire on a ridge top while protecting a residential area Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Lake Elsinore, Calif. (AP Pho

Fire crews line up as they watch a wildfire on a ridge top while protecting a residential area Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Lake Elsinore, Calif. (AP Pho

A firefighter hoses down hot spots caused by a wildfire Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Lake Elsinore, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

A firefighter hoses down hot spots caused by a wildfire Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Lake Elsinore, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

A helicopter drops water on to a wildfire Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Lake Elsinore, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

A helicopter drops water on to a wildfire Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Lake Elsinore, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Rose Wyckoff holds up three kittens to a passing fire truck in a neighborhood destroyed by the Carr Fire, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Redding, Calif. Wy

Rose Wyckoff holds up three kittens to a passing fire truck in a neighborhood destroyed by the Carr Fire, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Redding, Calif. Wy

Volunteers with Samaritan's Purse sift through the charred remains of a home burned in the Carr Fire, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Ph

Volunteers with Samaritan's Purse sift through the charred remains of a home burned in the Carr Fire, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Ph

A firefighter walks in front of a home as smoke from an advancing wildfire fills the air Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Lake Elsinore, Calif. Firefighters

A firefighter walks in front of a home as smoke from an advancing wildfire fills the air Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Lake Elsinore, Calif. Firefighters

Kenny Spliethof rests near the rubble of the home he was renting that was burned in the Carr Fire, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo

Kenny Spliethof rests near the rubble of the home he was renting that was burned in the Carr Fire, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo

A flag flies at half staff amid the rubble of homes burned in the Carr Fire, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)

A flag flies at half staff amid the rubble of homes burned in the Carr Fire, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

8 a.m.

A Southern California wildfire that has been raging for several days south of Los Angeles is now 29 percent contained.

Officials said the Holy Fire in Cleveland National Forest had grown by Saturday morning to nearly 33 square miles (85 sq. kilometers).

Earlier this week, the fire had threatened homes in Lake Elsinore and nearby communities. Aircraft have been making flight after flight, dumping water and bright pink retardant to protect the foothill communities as the fire sweeps through the dense, bone-dry brush.

The man suspected of setting the blaze, 51-year-old Forrest Clark, appeared in court Friday, but his arraignment was postponed.

Clark made several outbursts, claiming his life was being threatened and said the arson charge against him was a lie. He's being held on $1 million bail.

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11 p.m. (Friday)

Crews are working furiously to keep a Southern California wildfire from burning more homes south of Los Angeles while firefighters in the north have finally gained ground against major blazes.

The so-called Holy Fire in the Cleveland National Forest was threatening thousands of homes in Lake Elsinore and nearby communities after growing by Friday night to nearly 30 square miles (77 square kilometers).

The fire grew a bit Friday after nearly doubling in size overnight. But firefighters also made progress, with containment doubling from 5 to 10 percent.

Gusty winds continued to drive the flames but were expected to ease off overnight before blowing up again Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile north of San Francisco, the Mendocino Complex — the largest recorded fire in California history — is 60 percent contained.