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Loma Fire 92 Percent Contained, PG&E Restores Power

PG&E also said on Tuesday that all power had been restored to residents in the area.

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    The aftermath of the Loma Fire on the Santa Cruz mountain. (Sept. 30, 2016)

    The Loma Fire on Tuesday afternoon was 92 percent contained, Cal Fire said, seven percent more than the night before.

    PG&E also said on Tuesday that all power had been restored to residents in the area, and all evacuees could return home by 9 a.m.

    Crews, who had originally thought they could contain it by Monday, now estimated full containment by Saturday, Cal Fire said.

    The 4,474-acre blaze has destroyed 12 homes and 16 outbuildings as well as forced several folks to evacuate.

    Destruction, Aftermath of the Loma FireDestruction, Aftermath of the Loma Fire

    This is the fourth significant wildfire to rock the area in 14 years: The Croy Fire erupted in 2002, the Summit Fire broke out in 2008, and another Loma Fire burned in 2009.

    Photos from Fire in Santa Cruz MountainsPhotos from Fire in Santa Cruz Mountains

    The origin and cause of the Loma Fire remain under investigation.

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