The Latest: Southern California forest fire grows

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

8:04 a.m.

A forest fire in Southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains has grown to nearly 11 square miles.

The fire command says containment remains at only 6 percent Tuesday morning.

Nearly 400 homes are under evacuation orders, and authorities have recommended voluntary evacuation of many other residences.

The fire broke out shortly after noon Sunday and is burning between the resort community of Lake Arrowhead and the city of Hesperia in the high desert below the north face of the mountain range.

The Hesperia Unified School District has closed its schools as a precaution due to the fire’s northward movement. The Apple Valley Unified School District is also closed Tuesday due to poor air quality.



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