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Etiwanda Fire update: Crews gain on Rancho Cucamonga wildfire; 94 percent contained

Firefighters fight flames from across Banyan Street using a hose on top of a fire truck as the Etiwanda Fire burns in Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
Firefighters fight flames from across Banyan Street using a hose on top of a fire truck as the Etiwanda Fire burns in Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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Firefighters are winding up their fight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.

The blaze near Rancho Cucamonga was 86 percent contained late Saturday. By Sunday morning, fire officials announced they had raised that number to 94 percent. The southern section of the burn area near homes is no longer active and firefighters worked to strengthen the line on the northern side.

The fire, fanned by fierce winds, chewed through 2,190 acres of dry grass and chaparral, prompting evacuations.

Winds in the area below the San Bernardino National Forest have eased to around 5 to 10 mph and humidity levels have gone up substantially.

Cooler temperatures and higher humidity are predicted into next week.

Etiwanda Fire in Rancho Cucamonga