The Silver Fire, which burned 20,292 acres near Banning, was fully contained Monday.
Access passes for residents seeking to return to the areas affected by the Silver Fire will be available at Highway 243 and Poppet Flats Road, authorities said Saturday.
Thousands of Riverside County residents were under mandatory evacuation orders Friday as crews battled a wildfire that has scorched 18,000 acres.
Firefighters made progress overnight along the northwest flank of a stubborn wildfire in Riverside County.
A fire that broke out Monday afternoon near highways 74 and 243 has burned an estimated 1,000 acres and is 5 percent contained, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Crews are responding to a fast-moving fire in Banning that’s already scorched 650 acres in a few hours, authorities reported.