The Power House fire burns hundreds of acres in Green Valley, Calif. near the Bouquet Reservoir on Thursday, May 30, 2013. A wildfire in the mountains north of Los Angeles has been slowed by morning overcast but authorities say about 25 homes have been evacuated as scattered flames continue to leap hillsides. Authorities Friday morning ordered homes evacuated on San Francisquito Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest north of Castaic. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Genaro Molina) NO FORNS; NO SALES; MAGS OUT; ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER OUT; LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS OUT; VENTURA COUNTY STAR OUT; INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT, TV OUT
Fire from a wildfire burns a hillside in the Los Padres National Forest near Santa Barbara, Calif. on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Firefighters took advantage of a lull in winds on Tuesday to try to gain ground against a forest fire in mountains north of Santa Barbara, as crews elsewhere in Southern California chased a new fire north of Los Angeles and sought to increase containment of a rural San Diego County blaze. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:13 pm
BANNING, Calif. — A wildfire burning near a Southern California Indian reservation continues to plow through century-old brush and dead trees in high, steep terrain.
The 3-square-mile blaze in the San Bernardino National Forest is 25 percent contained Tuesday.
The fire erupted Sunday on the Morongo Indian Reservation about 85 miles east of Los Angeles. It's burning in the San Gorgonio Wilderness and is far from any homes.
U.S. Forest Service spokesman Lee Beyer says the fire is moving slowly through century-old chaparral and dead trees.
About 1,000 firefighters and around 20 aircraft are fighting the blaze. Three firefighters have suffered minor injuries.
Meanwhile, a wildfire that destroyed 30 residences in northern Los Angeles County was fully contained on Monday.
The 47-square-mile blaze began on May 30 in the Lake Hughes area.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:13 pm.