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Apple Valley fire ignited from controlled burn; evacuations lifted
Apple Valley fire ignited from controlled burn; evacuations lifted

Several dozen San Bernardino County residents were allowed to return home Tuesday after being evacuated when a fast-moving brush fire caused by a controlled burn got out of hand due to high winds. The Apple Valley fire was first reported about noon in Mojave Narrows Park -- on the border between Apple Valley and Victorville, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department. Initially growing to about 60 acres within two hours, officials said Tuesday night that the fire was holding at about 70 acres and the blaze was 30% contained. By 7 p.m., all mandatory evacuations had been lifted, officials said. San Bernardino County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig said he anticipated the...

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