San Bernardino Residents Evacuated Due to Nearby Wildfire

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The blaze began shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday and grew quickly to 300 acres.

A Southern California wildfire has prompted evacuation orders for dozens of homes.

Authorities say a blaze pushed by winds is flashing through tinder-dry brush in foothills near the town of Highland in San Bernardino County.

It began shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday and grew quickly to 300 acres.

The U.S. Forest Service says the wildfire is moving uphill on steep ridges. The flames are moving northeast, away from a subdivision, but they're still too close for comfort.

Aircraft and more than 100 firefighters are battling the blaze.

An ongoing heat wave has shriveled brush and increased the fire risk throughout California.

In neighboring Riverside County, evacuation warnings are in place for homes near a 5,800-acre blaze south of Beaumont.

That fire was sparked yesterday by a car crash. The fire is only 20 percent contained. However, it doesn't seem to be growing.

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