Evacuations Lifted in California’s San Bernardino

September 3, 2009

Authorities have lifted mandatory evacuation orders for nearly 3,000 homes in San Bernardino County as they get a handle on two wildfires.

A state fire spokesman said Wednesday residents of unincorporated Oak Glen and the Yucaipa (yoo-KYE’-puh) area were being allowed home as evacuations were scaled back from mandatory to recommended.

There’s no active flame and firefighters are making good progress with help from cooler weather and higher humidity.

The 860-acre fire that forced the evacuation of unincorporated Oak Glen was 70 percent contained and the fire in neighboring Yucaipa was 60 percent contained after burning about 1,000 acres of grass and brush.

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