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Forest fire in Southern California 100% contained

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • The so-called Hill Fire began Friday afternoon and was under control late Sunday
  • More than 1,000 acres were affected
  • The cause of the fire remains undetermined

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Fire officials in Southern California continued clean-up operations Monday after a forest fire that burned more than a thousand acres was 100% contained following a weekend effort that involved evacuations and the temporary closure of a major interstate.

The so-called Hill Fire, which began Friday afternoon in Cajon Pass, prompted an evacuation order for residents of about 1,500 homes in the Oak Hills community, according to San Bernardino National Forest officials. That order was lifted Saturday as fire officials reported significant progress in bringing the blaze under control.

At one point Friday, smoke from the blaze forced the closure of Interstate 15, the vital freeway that connects Los Angeles and Las Vegas, officials said.

Two firefighters among nearly 100 involved in the effort needed medical treatment, at least one of which was thought to be heat-related.

The fire destroyed two mobile homes, heavily damaged another house and also caused damage to two smaller structures.

By the time the blaze was fully contained Sunday evening, 1,158 acres had been affected, national forest officials said.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.