JULIAN, Calif. (AP) -- Dozens of residents were evacuated because of a 47,000-acre wildfire that had jumped a containment line in the mountains east of San Diego.
The town of Warner Springs, population 1,200, was partly evacuated and 70 people were told to leave the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation. In Borrego Springs, elderly residents who might suffer from smoky air were urged to leave.
The blaze had been about 80 percent contained before it crossed the fire line on Monday, but afterward it was only 48 percent contained. Full containment was expected by Sunday evening, officials said.
The blaze started July 29 when a National Guard helicopter clipped a power line during a search for marijuana plants in the rugged, isolated area. The fire has destroyed 19 homes.
Elsewhere, drier weather and shifting wind heightened concern that two wildfires could threaten 220 homes along the Rogue River in southwestern Oregon. One of the fires was only 10 percent contained and the other was 15 percent contained. Firefighters and Curry County sheriff's deputies went door-to-door advising people to be ready to leave.
"If we come talk to you a second time, it's time to go," said fire spokeswoman Susan Mathison. "We don't want you to decide then what to take. We'd like you to be doing that now."
The fires have burned across 284,000 acres combined in southwestern Oregon and northeastern California. On its eastern side, the threat had diminished enough that evacuation warnings were eased for 17,000 residents of the Illinois River valley.
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