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Some Evacuations Lifted as Mountain Fire Continues to Burn Near Idyllwild

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Firefighters were working around the clock on Friday to contain the massive Mountain fire burning in the San Jacinto Mountains.

As of Friday morning, the fire had burned 24,818 acres and was still just 15 percent contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Some evacuations were lifted on Thursday for lifted for two areas no longer threatened by flames.

Residents in the Apple Canyon and Bonita Vista areas were allowed to return to their homes, and Highway 74 was open to traffic.

Mandatory evacuations remained in place for Idyllwild, Fern Valley and Trails End at the north end of Morris Ranch Road, Forest Service officials said.

The evacuation notice also included the San Jacinto State Park Wilderness, Forest Service Wilderness and Forest Service Campgrounds.

The orders did not include Pine Cove, Mountain Center and Poppet Flats, officials said.

Read more about the Mountain Fire on KTLA.com

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