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Evacuated Residents Let Back Home

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On the fourth day of the fire in Sierra Madre, most of the 1000 residents were allowed back home and schools reopened today. 59% of the fire is contained with a knockdown expected by Friday. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity that is predicted for today will aid the firefighters in their fight.

No homes have been lost so far and four of the nearly 700 firefighters who responded have had minor injuries. Those injuries consisted of a bee sting, a strained knee, and two cases of heat exhaustion.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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