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Kincade Fire Spreads to 77,758 Acres, Containment Up to 65%

The wildfire in Sonoma County is holding at 76,825 acres

Catching a break with favorable weather conditions, crews continue to make progress in the fight against the destructive Kincade Fire burning in Sonoma County.

The week-old wildfire has charred 77,758 acres and destroyed 349 structures, including 165 homes, according to Cal Fire. Another 55 structures, including 33 residences, have been damaged. The blaze is 65% contained.

Calmer winds have helped firefighters increase containment to 60%.

The number of structures threatened by the blaze had been reduced significantly to 1,630 as of Thursday evening, and a number of mandatory evacuation orders had been lifted or downgraded to evacuation warnings.

On Wednesday, the entire town of Windsor was one of the areas downgraded to an evacuation warning, meaning residents could return to their homes at their own risk.

"I am really grateful that the firefighters could do that much to save our neighborhood," James Chang of Windsor said. "Really thankful."

To view a live map showing current evacuation zones, click here or use the interactive map below (click on the "X" in the Legend section to make the map appear).

2:27 p.m. Thursday update: Cal Fire said more evacuation warnings have been lifted. Full details can be found here.

Four first responders have suffered injuries since the wildfire ignited last Wednesday night, but no deaths have been reported, according to Cal Fire.

More than 5,200 fire personnel are working to extinguish hot spots and strengthen containment lines. Cal Fire says it hopes to have the fire fully contained next Thursday.

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