Fire burns 66 acres in San Bernardino County

Firefighters are nearing containment of a fire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest.

U.S. Forest Service spokesman Bill Peters says the fire was 75 percent contained late Wednesday and had consumed 66 acres of brush Wednesday night. It's expected to be fully contained by Thursday afternoon.

Peters says the flames didn't pose any threats to homes but the steep terrain challenged firefighters.

The fire started about 5 p.m. Tuesday during a thunderstorm south of Hesperia and north of Crestline, some 80 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

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