Most Northern Calif. Wildfire Evacuations Cancelled

By Associated Press
|  Monday, Aug 19, 2013  |  Updated 6:59 PM PDT
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Most Northern Calif. Wildfire Evacuations Cancelled

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Most evacuations have been canceled after a Northern California wildfire that drove hundreds from their homes.
 
State fire officials said Monday that the blaze in rural Butte County is still threatening about 400 structures and worries about winds and dry lightning remain, but most residents who had to evacuate Saturday have been they can return.

  State fire Capt. Scott McLean says about 900 firefighters have the 3-square-mile blaze at least 45 percent surrounded, with full containment expected by Thursday.  
 
McLean says the fire has burned one residence, a garage and three outbuildings since it broke out on Friday outside Bangor.
 
 It's one of 10 significant wildfires burning around the state after tens of thousands of recent lightning strikes. 

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