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CA lifts fire evacuation

Officials lifted the wildfire evacuation order in two Southern California towns Wednesday.

BY HEATHER MOYER | ANAHEIM, Calif. | February 8, 2006

Officials lifted the wildfire evacuation order in two Southern California towns Wednesday. The blaze continued to burn in the Cleveland National Forest.

The Sierra Wildland fire has burned more than 6,000 acres since Monday as it moved through the Cleveland National Forest. More than 2,000 homes in Anaheim and Orange in Orange County were evacuated Monday and Tuesday as the blaze burned nearby. The fire is now 10% contained.

Santa Ana winds have been fueling the blaze since it started early Monday. No structures have been lost and no injuries have been reported. More than 900 firefighters are battling the wildfire.

Battling the fire is also a challenge because of the difficult terrain in the area.

The wildfire started early Monday morning. The cause is not yet known.


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