Fire officials believe they are getting a handle on a wildfire that threatened homes in San Bernardino County while firefighters worked to push back flames in sweltering heat.
Cal Fire spokesman Bill Peters tells the Sun newspaper (http://bit.ly/18lIts5) a lot of the heavy fire is out Friday night, but many hot spots remain. No structural damage or injuries have been reported.
Earlier aerial shots on KCAL-TV showed flames burning up hillsides toward large homes in the community of Mentone northwest of Yucaipa.
Water-dropping helicopters made passes over flames ripping through dry chaparral and across grass fields. At least 350 acres of brush burned in the blaze that broke out around 2 p.m.
Dozens of homes in the Olive Trail area near Highway 38 were evacuated.
Temperatures topped out at 106 degrees in the area as much of California broils under a massive heat wave.