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Progress made on San Diego County wildfire

Posted: July 11, 2013 11:57 a.m.
Updated: July 11, 2013 11:57 a.m.

JULIAN, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California wildfire that's burned 11 square miles of land and more than 100 buildings is well on its way to being surrounded.

State fire officials say the blaze near Julian in San Diego County is 70 percent contained Thursday and weather forecasts call for cooler weather and a chance of thunderstorms.

The blaze burned 120 structures, mostly cabins at a Shriners camp in the Cleveland National Forest on Monday.

About 30 people had been evacuated at the fire's peak earlier in the week, but evacuation orders were called off for most areas Wednesday. Authorities say about 60 buildings remain threatened — mostly vacant vacation cabins.

Nearly 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze. Seven were treated for heat exhaustion or minor injuries.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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