Helicopters and a DC-10 made massive water drops on the brushy foothills of the
"They hit it pretty hard and heavy," said
There was no immediate word, however, on when the blaze might be contained and the evacuation lifted.
The fire was reported shortly before near Interstate 15 in the
Winds gusting to 18 mph pushed the flames and at least 100 firefighters fought the blaze, Underhill said.
Meanwhile, a 250-acre wildfire in the
Winds were light and the fire barely moved through the day, instead snapping up leftover brush inside the scorched area.
"There isn't even any active flame. We're not seeing any smoke. We're seeing small pockets of flame here and there," Judy said.
The nearest towns were miles away, and by early afternoon no homes were threatened, Judy said.
At the fire's height, about 450 firefighters were aided by aircraft, which included drops by Super Scoopers and heavy helicopters. One firefighter was treated for a minor leg injury, Judy said.
High temperatures in the region were in the 80s, but Judy said they were cooling down. Forecasters said an upper-level, low pressure area moving into the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday night and Wednesday would cause an increasing flow of cool, moist air from the ocean onto the land.
The fire was burning in terrain east of the 250-square-mile area of the