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All But One Wildfire Now Fully Contained

June 23, 2002|From Associated Press

All but one of the major wildfires that burned last week in California had been fully contained by Saturday. Here's a look at the blazes:

* Cannon fire: 25,000 acres; 45% contained; located in the Sierra Nevada; three firefighters killed Monday in plane crash; two minor injuries to firefighters; one home burned; more than 1,400 firefighters on scene; cost of fighting the fire had reached $3.3 million; cause under investigation.

* Bluecut fire: 6,864 acres; 100% contained; located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in San Bernardino National Forest; one civilian, five firefighters injured; firefighting cost exceeds $4 million; caused by arson.

* Sudden Ranch fire: 7,782 acres; 100% contained; located on Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County; storage shed destroyed.

* Borel fire: 3,430 acres; 100% contained; located 100 miles north of Los Angeles near Lake Isabella in Kern County; 13 homes destroyed.

* Gorman fire: 1,460 acres; 100% contained; located along Tejon Pass in north Los Angeles County; three minor injuries to firefighters.

* Mt. Laguna fire: 1,560 acres; 100% contained; located in Kitchen Creek along Thing Valley Road in eastern San Diego County; three homes destroyed; three minor injuries to firefighters; firefighting costs had reached $1.2 million; caused by illegal campfire, no suspects identified.

* Angeles National Forest fire: 113 acres, 100% contained; located in Big Tujunga Canyon.

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