Humboldt fire 90 percent contained

June 16, 2008 6:38:28 PM PDT
Full containment is expected tonight for a 23,000 acre wildfire in Butte County.

The Humboldt fire is now about 90 percent contained.

The fire has destroyed 74 homes and damaged at least 20 others around the town of Paradise, near Chico.

Some evacuees were allowed to see their homes yesterday, under police escort.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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