SAN BERNARDINO, California (NBC) – Firefighters battled a wildfire in the wilderness of Southern California to a stalemate through Saturday night, maintaining 15 percent containment while the fire burned to more than twenty three square miles, according to national forest service officials.
The fire has been burning in the San Bernardino national forest officials since Wednesday afternoon.
The latest figures, released by a command team that includes cal fire and county fire and sheriff officials, show that the fire has grown modestly, by 2,000 acres overnight.
Helicopters attacked the fire from the air overnight, officials said, and 90 fire engines and five firefighting planes have been used to fight the fire.
The cause of the wildfire is still trying to be determined.