BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) — Schools were closed for a second day in the Southern California mountain community where crews battled a small but smoky wildfire burning through timber near a popular ski resort.

Firefighters held the blaze in Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains to 100 acres. It was 50 percent contained.

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All schools within the Bear Valley Unified School District remained shut Tuesday because of poor air quality. Several mountain roads were off-limits.

Evacuations were lifted Monday for up to 500 homes, many of them cabins and vacation houses, near Snow Summit resort about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.

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In San Luis Obispo County, firefighters reached 85 percent containment of a blaze that charred more than 5 square miles and prompted evacuations near the small town of Santa Margarita.

To the northeast, crews made headway against a huge wildfire burning for nearly a month in the Sierra foothills east of Fresno. The 81-square-mile blaze was 17 percent contained.

Fresno County supervisors on Tuesday planned to discuss declaring a local emergency to get the state to help with costs to fight the stubborn fire.

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