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Most Evacuees In The Wall Fire Area Able To Return Home

Noah Berger / AP

A stove stands in front of a structure leveled by a wildfire near Oroville, Calif., on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Residents were ordered to evacuate from several roads in the rural area as flames climbed tall trees.

Noah Berger / AP

(AP) - Nearly all evacuation orders have been called off for three major fires across California.

A fire near the Northern California town of Oroville which drove 4,000 people from their homes was 75 percent contained late Wednesday, allowing all residents there to return. Many of the same residents had also been forced to flee the possibility of spring flooding.

The blaze has destroyed 41 homes since breaking out Friday.

To the south in Santa Barbara county, a large, 28,800-acre fire was also 70 percent contained, allowing for evacuations to be canceled there too.

A few dozen homes remained under evacuation orders for another fire burning near Lake Cachuma.

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