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The Latest: Southern California forest fire grows

  • A wildfire burns in late evening Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Hesperia Calif. Smoke plumes roiling from flaming ridges of the San Bernardino Mountains blew all the way across the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas as California's latest big wildfire chewed through timber and brush Monday. Hundreds of firefighters, aided by 16 aircraft, battled flames that spread across 7 square miles on the northern side of the rugged mountain range about 60 miles east of Los Angeles. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP)

    A wildfire burns in late evening Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Hesperia Calif. Smoke plumes roiling from flaming ridges of the San Bernardino Mountains blew all the way across the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas as California's latest big wildfire chewed through timber and brush Monday. Hundreds of firefighters, aided by 16 aircraft, battled flames that spread across 7 square miles on the northern side of the rugged mountain range about 60 miles east of Los Angeles. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A strike team prepares to deploy along Highway 173 during a wildfire in Hesperia, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. Smoke plumes roiling from flaming ridges of the San Bernardino Mountains blew all the way across the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas as California's latest big wildfire chewed through timber and brush Monday. Hundreds of firefighters, aided by 16 aircraft, battled flames that spread across 7 square miles on the northern side of the rugged mountain range about 60 miles east of Los Angeles. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP)

    A strike team prepares to deploy along Highway 173 during a wildfire in Hesperia, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. Smoke plumes roiling from flaming ridges of the San Bernardino Mountains blew all the way across the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas as California's latest big wildfire chewed through timber and brush Monday. Hundreds of firefighters, aided by 16 aircraft, battled flames that spread across 7 square miles on the northern side of the rugged mountain range about 60 miles east of Los Angeles. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A jet tanker drops retardant on a wildfire along Highway 173 in Hesperia, Calif. on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. Smoke plumes roiling from flaming ridges of the San Bernardino Mountains blew all the way across the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas as California's latest big wildfire chewed through timber and brush Monday. Hundreds of firefighters, aided by 16 aircraft, battled flames that spread across 7 square miles on the northern side of the rugged mountain range about 60 miles east of Los Angeles. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP)

    A jet tanker drops retardant on a wildfire along Highway 173 in Hesperia, Calif. on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. Smoke plumes roiling from flaming ridges of the San Bernardino Mountains blew all the way across the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas as California's latest big wildfire chewed through timber and brush Monday. Hundreds of firefighters, aided by 16 aircraft, battled flames that spread across 7 square miles on the northern side of the rugged mountain range about 60 miles east of Los Angeles. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

8:04 a.m.

A forest fire in Southern California's San Bernardino Mountains has grown to nearly 11 square miles.

The fire command says containment remains at only 6 percent Tuesday morning.

Nearly 400 homes are under evacuation orders, and authorities have recommended voluntary evacuation of many other residences.

The fire broke out shortly after noon Sunday and is burning between the resort community of Lake Arrowhead and the city of Hesperia in the high desert below the north face of the mountain range.

The Hesperia Unified School District has closed its schools as a precaution due to the fire's northward movement. The Apple Valley Unified School District is also closed Tuesday due to poor air quality.