Wildfires Burn Near Los Angeles, Several Homes Evacuated

At least 100 acres have burned in a wildfire that broke out Wednesday morning amid hot and gusty weather east of Los Angeles.

The fire broke out in Fontana in San Bernardino County at about 12:45 Wednesday, and winds in excess of 30 mph were pushing it west into the mountains and canyons of suburban Rancho Cucamonga, about 40 miles northeast of Los Angeles, county fire spokeswoman Angie Samayoa said.

People in about 100 homes near a Buddhist temple have been told they may want to evacuate but are not being ordered to do so, Assistant San Bernardino County Fire Marshall Mike Horton told KABC-TV.

Southern California was experiencing strong winds a week after similar conditions spurred several major wildfires.