Lockheed Fire 80 percent contained

August 16, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Hundreds of displaced residents were returning to their homes today in the Santa Cruz Mountains as CAL FIRE canceled more mandatory evacuation orders prompted by the Lockheed Fire.

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Nearly 2,400 people had been evacuated since Wednesday night, when crews began battling the fire, which has now burned about 7,163 acres.

About 20 people who live in the area of Warnella and Blodgetts roads are still displaced, according to Cal Fire.

The blaze was 80 percent contained as of this morning and Cal Fire officials anticipated that milder temperatures would assist them today. They expect full containment by Thursday.

Five injuries related to the fire have been reported, but they have all been minor, according to Cal Fire.

The blaze has damaged one outbuilding and destroyed another but no homes have burned.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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