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No show Santa Anas bolster Lilac fire containment to 60 percent, some evacuation orders still in place

 

Last updated 12/10/2017 at Noon



Santa Anas failed to show at the 4,100 acre Lilac Fire overnight, giving firefighters an assist as they etched fire lines around 60 percent of the blaze today.

More than 1,400 fire personnel entered the fourth day of battling the flames.

"Firefighters continue to improve and increase the containment lines,'' said the morning Cal Fire assessment, which added that the weather "has been favorable for firefighters.''

The blaze has destroyed at least 182 structures and damaged 23 others.

Thousands of North County residents fled their homes after the fire broke out around 11:15 a.m. on Thursd...



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