Wildfire near LA flares up again, but winds expected to drop

  • Southern California Edison crews work to replace burned power poles and lines destroyed by the Woolsey Fire over a burned-over hillside along Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, southern California, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

  • California Highway patrol Officer S. Kizito verifies that a woman seeking to return to Malibu in Southern California is an actual resident after Woolsey Fire evacuation orders were lifted for the eastern portion of the city Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

  • Roger Kelton searches through the remains of his mother-in-law’s home leveled by the Woolsey Fire, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in the southern California city of Agoura Hills. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

MALIBU, Calif. — Southern California’s huge wildfire flared before sunrise Wednesday in rugged mountain wilderness as winds buffeted parts of the region, but forecasts called for a decline in the withering gusts.