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article imageCalifornia puts a stop to evacuations

By Jane Fazackarley     May 10, 2009 in World
A third of the wildfire that has affected California is now said to be under control Californian Fire officials said today. The fire led to 30,000 people having to leave the area and 80 homes were affected
People have now been told they can go back to their homes and a warning is in place rather than the earlier evacuation calls.
The change in weather has helped the firefighters with the climate becoming cooler. People are being told to stay alert that this change may not continue.
An early morning fog and the more mild winds which happened yesterday have also been a boost to firefighters working in the area.
The flames are said to be about 30% under control but the firefighters are still standing by in case there is any change in the conditions.
4,000 firefighters have been battling the blaze . Aircraft water tankers have also been used in the fight against the fire.
There have been 13 firemen who have had to receive treatment because of the fire. Some suffered burns and others smoke inhalation.
No one is sure what might have caused the fire as yet and this is currently being looked into.
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