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Wednesday, Sep 07 2011 09:16 PM

Canyon Fire 83 percent contained

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Latest map released by Cal Fire of the area covered by the Canyon Fire. The fire started on Sunday, Sept. 4, growing to 14,802 acres. As of 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 7 it was 83% contained.

Cal Fire has announced progress on the Canyon Fire. As of 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 7, the fire is 83 percent contained and fire activity is minimal.

Remaining fire crews will continue to construct control lines, patrol the fire perimeter and handle mop operations.

Fire suppression repair has begun to mitigate the effects of fire control activities and prepare for potential erosion in case of rain.

The demobilization of firefighting resources is underway and firefighting costs to date are $5.4 million.

All evacuations have been lifted and roads are open.

A total of 12 residences and 18 outbuildings were destroyed on the first day of the fire and four injuries were reported.

The fire started around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, when a plane crashed on the Old West Ranch, approximately 8 miles southeast of the City of Tehachapi. Two Southern California men died in the crash.

Additional stories are online at www.tehachapinews.com and www.bakersfield.com.

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