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Latest: All evacuations lifted in Southern California blaze

September 27, 2017 - 11:03 AM

CORONA, Calif. - The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):

10:30 a.m.

All evacuation orders have been lifted as firefighters gain control of a large and powerful wildfire that burned one home and threatened nearly 2,000 others in Southern California canyons.

Orange County Fire Capt. Larry Kurtz says Wednesday that residents are returning home to neighbourhoods in Corona southeast of Los Angeles.

Crews with support from a fleet of aircraft continue to douse hot spots in the fire that has charred 3 square miles (7 square kilometres) of brush. It's 20 per cent contained.

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9:05 a.m.

Crews with support from a fleet of aircraft continue to douse hot spots of a wildfire that burned right up to canyon homes in suburban Southern California.

Orange County Fire Capt. Steve Concialdi says there are no more open flames and officials are hopeful they'll be able to lift remaining evacuation orders for 600 homes in Corona later Wednesday. The fire has charred 3 square miles (7 square kilometres) of brush. It's 20 per cent contained.

Firefighters saved nearly 2,000 homes from the powerful wildfire that broke out Monday.

To the north along the central coast, a fast-burning brush fire near Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo briefly prompted student evacuations before crews got flames under control.

Firefighters stopped the advance of a fast-moving grass fire in Oakland that threatened about 50 buildings and led to evacuations.

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
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