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Firefighters make headway against the biggest of California’s active wildfires

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Firefighters make headway against the biggest of California's active wildfires

The Saddleridge fire in Los Angeles is 41% contained, compared to 19% on Saturday, the California Department of Forests and Fire Protection, or CAL FIRE, said Facebook Sunday. The fire is almost 8,000 acres in size.

All evacuation orders were lifted on Saturday in Los Angeles after the Saddleridge fire drifted away from the neighborhoods and up the slopes, and as wind conditions improved.

"With the arrival of the weather pattern online yesterday, firefighters will take advantage of the slower wind speeds and directly attack the remaining hot spots," the Los Angeles Fire Department said Sunday morning.

The red flag warning for increased fire risk expired at 6 pm. Saturday, the Los Angeles National Weather Service reported.

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About 100,000 people were forced to evacuate homes in various neighborhoods of Los Angeles as the fire began to spread rapidly, fueled by strong Santa Ana winds and low humidity. The fire destroyed at least 31 homes.

In Calimesa, about 70 miles east of Los Angeles, the Sandalwood Fire is contained in 77%, said CAL FIRE. Now there are about 1,000 acres.

The Sandalwood fire killed an 89-year-old woman in a mobile home and another unidentified person, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said.

The Reche fire in the Moreno Valley is now 100% contained, said CAL FIRE. It started as a rapidly growing fire, but firefighters were able to prevent it from growing over 350 acres in size.

All three fires It started Thursday. .

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