The Manzanita Fire, burning east of Highway 79 in Lamb Canyon, grew to 6,309 acres and was 86 percent contained by 7 a.m. Thursday.
Currently, more than 1,300 firefighters, including the Idyllwild Fire Department, are combating the blaze. Three helicopters and eight aircraft are providing air attack.
The fire started Monday afternoon. The apparent cause was a traffic collision between two vehicles. Two patients were transported to hospitals, according to the Cal Fire report.
The evacuation warnings for residents between Highland Home Road, east to Highway 243 including the communities of Poppet Flats and Silent Valley havs been lifted as of 8 a.m. Wednesday.
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