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Woolsey fire is now 94 percent contained

After more than a week, firefighters have managed to get the deadly Woolsey fire nearly completely contained, according to numbers released Monday, Nov. 19.

As of Monday morning, the destructive wildfire had burned through 96,949 acres — or more than 151 square miles — was 94 percent contained, according to Cal Fire information.

“Firefighting resources will continue to mop up and patrol,” a Cal Fire statement said. “Crews remain diligent in providing public service to residents as they return to their homes.”

The devastating is being blamed for the deaths of three people and for injuring three firefighters. A fourth firefighter from Washington state was hospitalized after he was struck by a vehicle.

Cooler temperatures and an increase in humidity have aided firefighters in getting a foothold on the blaze.

Forecast wet weather for the coming week has raised concerns over mudslides particularly along Pacific Coast Highway and the various canyon roads.

At the fire’s peak, more than 250,000 were left displaced by the flames, and more than 50,000 structures were at risk.

Source: Orange County Register

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