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Southern California Wildfires Down to Three

Mon, 19 May 2014 18:47:24 +0000

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Conditions continue to improve for firefighters working to contain the remaining wildfires burning in Southern California.

After a long weekend of firefighting, now three wildfires are burning -- down from 11 on Friday. And all evacuation orders have been lifted.

"Over the weekend firefighters continued to make good progress towards containment of the four remaining large wildfires in San Diego County, in part due to the cooler weather. Yesterday, the Tomahawk Fire on Camp Pendleton was fully contained, leaving three active wildfires," the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said in a statement Monday.

Those active wildfires are the Cocos Fire in San Marcos, and the Pulgas Fire and San Mateo Fire in Camp Pendleton. Out of the three, the Pulgas Fire has caused the most damage, burning 14,416 acres. That fire is now 87 percent contained.

The Cocos Fire and San Mateo Fire, meanwhile, are 89 percent and 98 percent contained, respectively.

While it is cooler now, temperatures are expected to be back in the 90s by next weekend.


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