September 4, 2011 in Nation/World

Evacuations lifted in California fire

Associated Press

HESPERIA, Calif. – Officials lifted evacuation orders for 1,500 homes Saturday as firefighters gained the upper hand on a fast-moving wildfire that erupted in dry grass along the main interstate between Southern California and Las Vegas

All remaining evacuation orders were lifted Saturday afternoon, according to U.S. Forest Service spokesman John Miller. Some 1,500 homes were evacuated after the blaze broke out Friday on the center divider of Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass.

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