Etiwanda Fire Nearly Fully Contained After Burning Over 2,000-Acres

The blaze began Wednesday, forcing evacuations and school closures

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    A brush fire near Rancho Cucamonga is 94 percent contained after burning 2,190-acres and threatening thousands of homes last week.

    The Etiwanda Fire began Wednesday morning at the base of the San Bernardino National Forest 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. High winds and hot, dry conditions caused the fire to grow from 200 to 1,000-acres in a matter of hours.

    Firefighters Continue to Battle Etiwanda Fire

    [LA] Firefighters Continue to Battle Etiwanda Fire
    Firefighters said early Thursday that progress has been made overnight in battling a 1,000-acre blaze that broke out in the San Bernardino National Forest Wednesday morning. Officials hoped to use aircraft to help contain the blaze as winds were expected to reach gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour. Adrian Arambulo reports live from Rancho Cucamonga for Today in LA on Thursday, May 1, 2014. (Published Thursday, May 1, 2014)

    Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are expected to aid firefighters this week.

    Time Lapse of Etiwanda Fire

    Time Lapse of Etiwanda Fire
    Smoke movement (Published Thursday, May 1, 2014)

    The U.S. Forest Service does not expect the Etiwanda Fire to grow.

    All voluntary evacuations have been lifted and all schools have been reopened. No structures are threatened and the cause of the fire is still under investigation according to the national incident information system InciWeb.

    The North Etiwanda Preserve, where much of the fire spread during the week, is still closed.