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Mountain Fire is 100% contained


Last updated 7/25/2013 at Noon

IDYLLWILD - Fire officials fully contained the 27,531-acre Mountain Fire today, more than two weeks after it was sparked by electrical equipment failure on private property northeast of Idyllwild.

The blaze, which broke out July 15, has destroyed 23 structures, including seven residences, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Fighting the blaze, which continues to smolder in heavy down and dead material in the northwest section of the burn area, has cost more than $25.8 million.

All Forest Service campgrounds and day-use areas located along Highway 243, San Jacinto State Park and Wildern...

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