GREAT FIRE 65% CONTAINED

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October 3, 2011 (Julian)  Update 7 p.m.- The Great Fire is 65 percent contained this evening and holding at 2,000 acres, the same size the wildfire has been estimated at since yesterday morning.

 

Winds are blowing at 10 mph out of the southwest, with gusts of 17 mph, Cal Fire Batallion Chief Nick Schuler reports, adding that there is an increase in cumulous cloud build up and an anticipated increase in wind speeds.  Progress is being made in all divisions, he added.

 

Although more than 1,100 homes in the Julian order were placed on standby for possible evacuation yesterday, no evacuations were ordered, Cal Fire's Roxanne Provaznikconfirmed.

 

Cause of the fire remains under investigation and cost for fighting the blaze is over $650,000.

 

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