Cal Fire Firefighters are getting the upper hand on a 2,000 acre brush fire burning near Shandon this morning. Crews were first called out to the blaze just before 1 o’clock yesterday afternoon. The fire forced the evacuation of some homes in the area and the closure of a section of Highway 41 near Bitterwater Road. That section of highway has since been reopened. The McMillan fire was last reported to be 50-percent contained. Full containment is expected this evening. An investigation into the cause is underway.