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
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