Some California Fire Evacuations Lifted

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -
A view of the BlueCut fire from Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass near San Bernardino, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
A view of the BlueCut fire from Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass near San Bernardino, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Some evacuation orders have been lifted for residents living near a huge wildfire in Southern California.

It’s the first good news for residents since authorities put more than 34,000 homes and 82,000 people under evacuation warnings in the region 60 miles east of Los Angeles.

The area where evacuations were lifted Thursday is in the Mojave Desert adjacent to the northeast corner of the 49-square-mile fire.

The fire has blackened more than 49 square miles and was just 4 percent contained.

After five years of drought, California’s wildlands have seen a continuous streak of destructive and sometimes deadly fires this year.