Apr 19, 2015 9:07 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett
Fire officials say an unattended cooking fire sparked a wildfire that had threatened hundreds of homes near a Southern California dam.
It started Saturday evening in the Prado Dam Flood Control Basin of Riverside County, where vegetation has not burned in decades.
The fire has burned more than 1,000 acres, and forced the nighttime evacuation of about 300 homes in an area near the cities of Norco and Corona.
Cooler overnight temperatures and low winds allowed fire crews to attack the blaze. By dawn, evacuation orders were lifted.
That fire is now 35 percent contained.
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