SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are close to surrounding two wildfires that torched several hundred acres of Southern California forest and briefly threatened dozens of homes.
The U.S. Forest Service says a 200-acre blaze in the Cajon Pass east of Los Angeles is 80 percent contained Wednesday night.
That fire prompted the evacuation of about 30 rural homes on Tuesday but residents went home late that night as water-dropping aircraft took the heat out of the blaze.
Meanwhile, a 268-acre fire that began Monday in the San Gabriel Mountains closer to Los Angeles is 90 percent contained.
Fire spokesman Nathan Judy says fire crews are just mopping up hotspots and no homes are threatened.