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Firefighters Try to Contain California Blaze Before Winds Return

February 11, 2006 - Posted at 1:22 p.m. CST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ California firefighters continue to

strengthen lines around a nearly eleven-thousand-acre wildfire in

Orange County, while forecasts say high winds will return.

The fire was 84-percent contained last night, with full

containment expected by tomorrow night.

Although more than two-thousand homes were evacuated after the

blaze erupted Monday, that danger passed and no homes were damaged.

Some eleven-hundred firefighters continue working to strengthen

the perimeter by building firebreaks and using backfires before the

expected Santa Ana winds return. Roughly 700 firefighters were

released Friday and fire spokesmen say more will be demobilized

today.

The Forest Service says the fire was apparently ignited by

remnants of a controlled burn Thursday in the Cleveland National

Forest. The total cost is predicted to hit nine million

dollars.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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