Firefighters mopping up at SoCal wildfire |

Firefighters mopping up at SoCal wildfire

TEMECULA, Calif. – Authorities say they expect to have a Southern California wildfire that’s destroyed 12 structures and forced the evacuation of about 30 homes under control within a day.

Riverside County fire Captain Fernando Herrera says the 340 acre-fire is 50 percent contained and should be surrounded by Sunday evening.

The wildfire broke out shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday in the Cleveland National Forest near Temecula. Fire officials stopped its progress late Saturday.

Herrera says authorities are conducting mop-up operations Sunday morning.

No more evacuations are expected. Herrera says residents who were told to leave Saturday still can’t return. An evacuation center at a Temecula high school remains open.

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