Auburn Fire: Full Containment Expected Tuesday

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman MaryAnn Aldrich says all the evacuation orders have been lifted in the Auburn area about 30 miles northeast of Sacramento. Aldrich says firefighters kept watch on the area overnight.

“Throughout the night they continue to look for hotspots and try to abate any fire issues that they have in the perimeters. As of last night it was 70% contained but of course we expect to have full containment by the end of today.”

The fire broke out Sunday and spread quickly through suburban neighborhoods, burning about 340 acres, or about half a square mile. It was the most destructive fire in California since a series of fires destroyed 106 homes in Butte County north of Sacramento in June 2008.