Fire Updates

Schwarzenegger spends time in Southland surveying fire damage

Governor Schwarzenegger spent the morning at the command center for two wildfires burning in the Yucaipa area.

The Oak Glen fire has burned about 1,000 acres. It's 40 percent contained. The smaller Pendleton Fire in the hills above Yucaipa continues to threaten hundreds of homes. It jumped containment lines this morning - and fire officials have expanded mandatory evacuation orders.

The governor says he's added San Bernardino County to the state's emergency declaration list.

"That is very important because it gives us extra resources to fight those fires," the governor said. "I want the people to know that we are doing everything we can to save lives, save properties and to save your memories."

Firefighting aircraft and other resources were pulled off the Oak Glen fire to battle the Pendleton fire above Yucaipa.

Fire officials are also worried that erratic winds expected this afternoon could make containment tougher.

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