In California, some fires rage, others are contained
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Five days after an explosive wildfire in Southern California sent thousands fleeing for their lives, authorities lifted all evacuation orders to allow residents to return home.
About 82,000 people were ordered to leave their properties Tuesday when the fire broke out 60 miles east of Los Angeles.
Most of those residents are returning to find their homes intact, though not all. A preliminary damage assessment found 105 homes and 216 outbuildings destroyed across the rural mountainous terrain where large swaths of open terrain have been turned black.