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Interstate reopening, homes no longer threatened after Calif. wildfire causes scare, shutdown

Traffic is flowing again after the all-day shutdown of a major interstate linking Southern California and Las Vegas, and homes are no longer threatened after a wildfire erupted in a mountain pass.

The 350-acre fire in Cajon Pass was 5 percent surrounded by late Monday afternoon. Video from news helicopters overhead showed little smoke.

California transportation officials say they have slowly begun reopening lanes in both directions of Interstate 15.

The fire broke out as the region baked under the influence of a Santa Ana condition producing hot, dry air, and wind gusts of about 25 mph.

Evacuations had been ordered in an area known as Mathews Ranch.

Despite the progress, firefighters expect that the blaze won't be fully contained until Tuesday evening.

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