- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have nearly surrounded a wildfire in the Southern California desert and they’re busy mopping up the smoldering remains.

The 185-acre blaze near Victorville is 95 percent contained Wednesday evening. No homes are threatened.

The blaze began Tuesday afternoon as a controlled burn to remove cattails from a riverbed at a San Bernardino County.

Shifting winds blew the flames out of control. The fire destroyed a truck and a shed and briefly forced the evacuation of nearby homes.

Low temperatures and high humidity helped firefighters battle the blaze Wednesday morning.

One inmate firefighter was treated for an injury after he fell into a burned-out stump hole.


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