Firefighters hoped to complete the circle around the Liberty Fire in Murrieta Saturday morning after achieving 90 percent containment Friday.
The toll as of the most recent update stood at 300 acres burned, with one structure and six outbuildings destroyed. Murrieta Fire & Rescue expected to issue another update around 8 a.m.
A red flag warning from the National Weather Service for extremely low humidity and high, gusty winds remained in effect through 8 p.m. Sunday. A burst of stronger winds will return Saturday night through Sunday for increased fire weather concerns, the weather service said.
All evacuations had been lifted and Los Alamos Road had been reopened.
Southern California Edison crews were working on restoring power.
U-Haul announced that it is offering 30 days of free self-storage to Southern Californians affected by the Liberty and Lilac fires. Participating locations are 27941 Jefferson Ave., Temecula, 951-972-8558; and 25086 Jefferson Ave., Murrieta, 951-239-4648.
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— U-Haul Company (@uhaul) December 9, 2017
Source: Oc Register