Silver fire was estimated at nearly 22 square miles Thursday with 20 percent containment, but the direction could change in the area. Evacuation orders were issued in five towns around the Silver fire.
With the Idyllwild fire 85 percent contained early Tuesday, some residents now face the potential for flooding and mudslides in burned areas. Storms doused flames from the Idyllwild fire, but forced the evacuation of 20 homes in the path of potential flooding and mudslides.
A wildfire in Southern California near Palm Springs, which has burned since Monday, could be either hindered or aided by thunderstorms. Moisture could help firefighters, but wind and lightning could exasperate conditions.