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Lilac Fire 100 percent contained


Last updated 8/10/2018 at 9:39am

Firefighters keep an eye out for hot spots at Rancho Monserate after the Lilac Fire. Shane Gibson photo

UPDATE: Saturday, Dec. 16, 12:02 p.m.

SAN DIEGO - After 10 days of destruction, the Lilac Fire was 100 percent contained today, fire officials announced.

"A big thank you to our local, state and federal cooperators,'' Cal Fire San Diego tweeted around 6 a.m. "We couldn't do it without our great partnerships and teamwork.''

In total, 1,659 firefighters and other personnel helped battle the blaze.

The Lilac Fire destroyed 157 structures -- many of them dwellings in the Rancho Monserate Country Club manufactured home park in Fallbrook -- and damaged 64 more. No human deaths were reported,...

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