Firefighters have reached full containment of a blaze east of Los Angeles that forced tens of thousands to evacuate their homes. At the same time, multiple wildfires continued to challenge crews throughout the state.
California's Department of Forestry and Fire Information declared the Blue Cut Fire 100 percent contained Tuesday — but not before the 36,000-acre fire destroyed nearly 100 homes and forced the evacuation of 80,000 people in San Bernardino County.
By Saturday, crews had largely contained the blaze, allowing the lifting of evacuation orders for many residents. NPR's Nathan Rott says more than 300 crews were pulled off the fire as it dwindled.