IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

S. Calif. wildfire stalled, containment increasing

Firefighters are taking advantage of cool fall weather as they increase containment of a blaze near the mountain community of Wrightwood.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Firefighters are taking advantage of cool fall weather as they increase containment of a blaze near the mountain community of Wrightwood.

The fire in the San Bernardino Mountains is 85 percent contained Wednesday night and it hasn't grown. Evacuation orders for thousands of people were lifted on Tuesday.

The fire burned one home and 7,128 acres of brush and timber, or more than 11 square miles.

National Weather Service forecaster Andrew Rorke says the high temperature Thursday will be about 58 — a couple of degrees warmer than Wednesday, but Rorke says winds are light and good firefighting weather is expected to continue.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A low-pressure system that's brought record low temperatures to Southern California is helping firefighters battle a blaze near the mountain community of Wrightwood.

The fire in the San Bernardino Mountains was 75 percent contained Wednesday morning and hadn't grown. Evacuation orders for thousands of people were lifted on Tuesday.

The fire burned one home and 7,128 acres of brush and timber, or more than 11 square miles.

Lows dropped below freezing overnight, but forecasters say the cool weather is slowly moving out of the area.

National Weather Service forecaster Andrew Rorke says the high Wednesday will be a couple of degrees warmer than Tuesday — about 56 degrees.

But Rorke says winds are light and good firefighting weather continues.