Progress made against 200-acre wildfire in San Berdoo mountains

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters made progress overnight against a 200-acre blaze that briefly threatened homes near the San Bernardino mountains.

San Bernardino National Forest fire information spokeswoman Carol Underhill says the wildfire is just smoldering early Wednesday. It is 40 percent contained.

Nearly 400 firefighters are working to get the upper hand before winds are expected to pick up.

Residents of about 30 homes near the fire were ordered to evacuate shortly after flames erupted, but they were allowed to return just before midnight.

The fire was reported shortly before 4 p.m. near Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass, a heavily traveled truck route east of Los Angeles. It was burning at the base of the pass in the Sycamore Flats area.

 

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