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A San Bernardino Sheriff’s deputy keeps an eye on a brush fire burning in Day Creek near the Etiwanda Perserve in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Fire officials say winds gusting to 60 mph are pushing the flames through the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles, although no homes are in immediate danger. Several neighborhoods and at least seven schools in Rancho Cucamonga have been evacuated. There’s no word on what sparked the blaze but it comes in the midst of a heat wave that’s created extreme fire danger. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Stan Lim) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

A San Bernardino Sheriff’s deputy keeps an eye on a brush fire burning in Day Creek near the Etiwanda Perserve in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Fire officials say winds gusting to 60 mph are pushing the flames through the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles, although no homes are in immediate danger. Several neighborhoods and at least seven schools in Rancho Cucamonga have been evacuated. There’s no word on what sparked the blaze but it comes in the midst of a heat wave that’s created extreme fire danger. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Stan Lim) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

A woman who is evacuating her home carries a dog to a vehicle in smoke from the Etiwanda Fire in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The wildfire driven by surging Santa Ana winds sent a choking pall of smoke through foothill neighborhoods, forcing the evacuation of at least 1,650 homes and the closure of at least seven schools. No homes burned, but the smoke prompted mandatory evacuation orders for several areas of town nestled at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles. More than 500 firefighters battled the flames near this city of 165,000 people. The fire was reported about 8 a.m., grew to 200 acres by noon, quadrupled in size within a few hours and continued to grow as it roared through dry brush. (AP Photo/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Will Lester)

A firefighter sprays down brush as he battles a fire burning in Day Creek near the Etiwanda Preserve in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Fire officials say winds gusting to 60 mph are pushing the flames through the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles, although no homes are in immediate danger. Several neighborhoods and at least seven schools in Rancho Cucamonga have been evacuated. There’s no word on what sparked the blaze but it comes in the midst of a heat wave that’s created extreme fire danger. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Stan Lim) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Smoke from a wildfire can bee seen in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Wednesday April 30, 2014. Schools and homes were evacuated Wednesday, as dry, gusty winds fanned a smoky wildfire in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains in California. At least three schools were shut down due to the smoky conditions in parts of Rancho Cucamonga, a city of 165,000 people east of Los Angeles. (AP photo/John Antczak)

Students from Los Osos High School are evacuated from the school as a brush fire burning in Day Creek near the Etiwanda Preserve in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Fire officials say winds gusting to 60 mph are pushing the flames through the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles, although no homes are in immediate danger. Several neighborhoods and at least seven schools in Rancho Cucamonga have been evacuated. There’s no word on what sparked the blaze but it comes in the midst of a heat wave that’s created extreme fire danger. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Stan Lim) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a thousand-acre wildfire in the foothills east of Los Angeles did not grow overnight and is now 10 percent contained.

U.S. Forest Service officials say crews building containment lines around the blaze Thursday are focusing on the fire’s west edge, where structure protection is in place.

Mandatory evacuation orders for 1,650 homes were canceled, though residents are urged to prepare to leave at a moment’s notice.

Hot Santa Ana winds are forecast to return, prompting officials to order nine schools near the fire to remain closed. Temperatures in the area are expected to top 100 degrees.

Officials hope calmer winds will allow firefighting helicopters to take to the air.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

Firefighters battling a smoky blaze in the foothills east of Los Angeles took advantage of cooler early-morning conditions as they braced for the return of gusty winds that initially pushed the fire in the direction of more than 1,500 homes.

Hot Santa Ana winds were forecast to return Thursday, prompting officials to order nine schools near the blaze above Rancho Cucamonga to remain closed. Temperatures in the area were expected to top 100 degrees.

As winds that had gusted to 80 mph Wednesday eased during the evening, mandatory evacuation orders for 1,650 homes were canceled, though residents were urged to prepare to leave at a moment’s notice.

The fire erupted Wednesday morning in the foothills of the San Bernardino National Forest and quickly burned across 1,000 acres of brush. The U.S. Forest Service continued to cite that figure late Wednesday, indicating the fire hadn’t grown for several hours. No containment estimate was given.

Meanwhile, more than 700 firefighters remained on the front lines, fighting the blaze with 55 fire engines and four bulldozers. High winds prevented them from using aircraft.

The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning of extremely dangerous fire conditions for Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties until 8 p.m.

On Wednesday, as the flames raced through heavy brush, some of which last burned a decade ago, homes not even in the fire’s

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