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Wildfire Updates: Soberanes Fire, Pilot Fire

Photo Courtesy of KAZU
 

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(AP) The last evacuees from communities near a 6-day-old wildfire in Southern California's San Bernardino Mountains can go home.

The U.S. Forest Service says all remaining orders and advisories for mountain communities were lifted at 9 a.m. Friday.

A section of State Route 173 northwest of Lake Arrowhead remains closed along with forest roads still being used by firefighters.

Containment lines have been established around 80 percent of the Pilot fire, which posed a threat to as many as 5,300 residences at its height. No homes have been lost.


 

Original Post: Cal Fire says the Soberanes Fire burning in Monterey County near Big Sur is now 55 percent contained.

It has scorched nearly 70,615 acres, caused one fatality, three injuries and destroyed 57 homes. It continues to threaten about 400 homes.