Mill Fire Mostly Contained

Highway 38 near Yucaipa has been re-opened as firefighters move to contain the 100-acre blaze.

A wildfire that shut down part of Highway 38 near Yucaipa is mostly contained, and the road has been re-opened, the U.S. Forest Service said Saturday.

The 100-acre blaze, dubbed the Mill Fire, started Friday shortly after 2 p.m., a spokeswoman said, on Yucaipa Ridge about a quarter mile from the Mill Creek ranger station in San Bernardino County.

By Saturday morning, the fire was 60 percent contained. Firefighters expected to contain it completely by 6 p.m. Saturday, and bring it under full control by Sunday morning.

Highway 38 in the area was closed Friday afternoon, but re-opened at about 7 p.m.

The fire did not threaten any buildings, firefighters said. 

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