Wildfire burning east of LA 68% contained
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PHELAN, Calif. (AP) - It was another successful night in the battle against a massive wildfire in Southern California that has destroyed at least 96 homes.
Fire spokesman Brad Pitassi said early Saturday that the blaze in mountain areas of San Bernardino County is 68 percent contained.
Pitassi says officials hope to let thousands of evacuated residents return home this weekend. Some evacuation orders were lifted Friday.
A preliminary damage report finds 96 homes and 213 outbuildings were destroyed in the blaze that broke out Tuesday.
More damage might be discovered as firefighters pore through the aftermath of the fire that has burned 58 square miles about 60 miles east of Los Angeles.