8/16/2012 12:55 PM PDT

Highway 78 reopens

Highway 78 reopens

12:55 p.m.. Aug. 16, 2012

Highway 78 between Scissors Crossing and Borrego Springs reopened Thursday afternoon, CAL FIRE reported. Other road closures in the area remained in place.

Firefighters continue to work near roadways to contain the Wilson and Stewart fires, and CAL FIRE is asking motorists to reduce speeds for firefighter safety.

Evacuation orders remained in effect for the communities of Ranchita and San Felipe Thursday. In a morning update, CAL FIRE said the Wilson Fire was 8,000 acres and 65 percent contained, and the Stewart fire was 7,000 acres and 50 percent contained.