The Latest: More evacuation orders lifted for residents

August 21st, 2016 1:48 pm

PHELAN, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

10:00 a.m.

More evacuation orders are being lifted for residents affected by a Southern California wildfire that drove thousands from their homes.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department announced Sunday residents in the Lytle Creek area will be allowed back to their properties.

Residents must show proof of residency to return.

At the height of the fire, some 82,000 people were under evacuation orders.

Most of those have now been allowed to return home, though a mandatory evacuation order remains in the El Cajon Valley area.

Fire spokesman Costa Dillon says that area is where the most active fire remains.

9:35 a.m.

Firefighters are continuing to make progress against a massive Southern California wildfire that destroyed at least 105 homes.

Fire spokesman Costa Dillon said Sunday containment of the blaze about 60 miles east of Los Angeles rose to 83 percent overnight.

Dillon added that there is no active fire along the perimeters.

Several other wildfires continue to burn across the state.

The Hearst Castle in central California remains closed Sunday as a result of a wildfire burning in San Luis Obispo County.

Fire officials say that fire is burning in the opposite direction of the historic landmark and that the blaze is 35 percent contained.