Growing wildfire burns in San Bernardino County

This photo provided by the San Bernardino County Fire Department shows a flareup of a wildfire that started in western Arizona and jumped the Colorado River into California, near Needles, Calif., Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Two mobile home parks, Pirate's Cove and Park Moabi RV parks in the Mojave Desert south of Needles, were evacuated as firefighters on both sides of the river worked to surround the flames.(San Bernardino County Fire Department via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

SILVERWOOD LAKE (AP) — The blaze burning in the San Bernardino National Forest began Sunday and quickly grew to more than a square mile.

The fire was burning about 55 miles east of Los Angeles in a remote area near Silverwood Lake, a state recreation area, near the small mountain community of Crestline.

Sections of two state highways were closed because of the fire.

A massive plume of smoke could be seen blowing north toward the Mojave Desert.

More than 350 firefighters were assigned to the fire, and several helicopters and air tankers were also deployed.

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