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Wildfire Update: Crews Gain Ground On Bogart Fire In Southern California

Melissa Bosworth / Capital Public Radio
 

Melissa Bosworth / Capital Public Radio

(AP) - Crews have increased containment the Bogart Fire, whichsent about 700 people scrambling from their homes east of Los Angeles.

Officials say the blaze near Banning in Riverside County grew slightly to 1,470 acres and is 60 percent contained Thursday.

All evacuation orders, most of which were from a mobile home park, were canceled late Tuesday.

The fire broke out Tuesday afternoon and moved quickly through tinder-dry brush.

Officials did not give a cause, but said they were seeking witnesses to the activities of children near the gate to a nature park where the fire started.

To the southwest, crews in Orange County are making water drops over a 20-acre brush fire that broke out before dawn in the Cleveland National Forest. No structures are threatened.