Wildfire in San Bernardino Forest near Idyllwild threatens homes


Homes are burning near a Southern California mountain town where a wildfire is growing out of control in brush and trees amid sweltering temperatures.

Authorities have ordered evacuations for the entire community of Idyllwild, home to about 12,000 people in the San Jacinto Mountains east of Los Angeles.

News helicopter footage showed several homes consumed by flames. There are no reports of injuries.

The California Highway Patrol says officers have detained a motorist for questioning after people called 911 to report a suspicious vehicle near the fire’s starting point in Riverside County.

The fires come as much of California is locked in a heat wave.

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