- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

BANNING, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):

8:45 a.m.

Crews have increased containment of a wildfire that sent about 700 people scrambling from their homes east of Los Angeles.

Officials say the blaze near Banning in Riverside County grew slightly to nearly 2 square miles and is 20 percent contained Wednesday.

All evacuation orders, most of which were from a mobile home park, were canceled late Tuesday.

The fire broke out Tuesday afternoon and moved quickly through tinder-dry brush.

Officials did not give a cause, but said they were seeking witnesses to the activities of children near the gate to a nature park where the fire started.

To the southwest, crews in Orange County are making water drops over a 20-acre brush fire that broke out before dawn in the Cleveland National Forest. No structures are threatened.

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