Areas of the San Bernardino mountains closed due to the Mountain Fire will reopen Thursday.
The Mountain Fire, which scorched 27,531 acres near Idyllwild since it broke out July 15, was fully contained Tuesday.
The Mountain Fire, which has burned 27,531 acres near Idyllwild since it broke out July 15, was 99 percent contained Monday afternoon.
The Mountain Fire is 98 percent contained, according to authorities.
Firefighters have pushed back the containment date for a massive wildfire in Riverside County.
An electrical equipment failure on private property caused the Mountain Fire, which has burned more than 27,500 acres in the Idyllwild area.
Full containment was initially expected Wednesday, however, officials said the fire was only at 91 percent contained.
The 27,000-acre Mountain Fire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest was 85 percent contained Tuesday.
The wildfire that destroyed seven homes and threatened the mountain town of Idyllwild was sluggish after a thunderstorm drenched the timberland and settled over the mountains Monday, threatening to trigger mudslides and flash flooding to the freshly burned area.
Authorities Sunday said they were lifting evacuation orders for Idyllwild and Fern Valley as a threat to those communities from the 42-square-mile Mountain Fire had diminished.
Firefighters made progress overnight along the northwest flank of a stubborn wildfire in Riverside County.
A wildfire in the Riverside County mountains has grown to 24,800 acres and remained 15 percent contained Friday morning.
A wildfire in the Riverside County mountains has grown to 22,800 acres and remains 15 percent contained Thursday morning.
A brush fire burning in the Riverside County mountains has grown to 19,400 acres and remained 15 percent contained Wednesday evening.
A brush fire burning in the Riverside County mountains has grown to 8,000 acres and was 10 percent contained Tuesday.