COPY-Cooler weather aids crews fighting 2 wildfires in SoCal

Associated Press - September 17, 2007 7:33 AM ET

FAWNSKIN, Calif. (AP) - Cooler weather is helping firefighters in Southern California battle two wildfires.

About 1,200 people have returned to their homes after being evacuated because of a 24-square-mile blaze in the San Bernardino National Forest. Crews have begun containing the blaze, but about 340 residents of the Fawnskin area remain evacuated.

Meanwhile, classes have been canceled at six area schools as a precaution. Parts of 2 highways have been closed.

In San Diego County, a wildfire that has burned 1,300 acres is 60% contained. That blaze led to the evacuation of about 400 people from one subdivision, but some residents have been allowed back in their homes.

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