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Palos Verdes Fire 70% Contained, Evacuation Orders Lifted

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The fire that begun last night in Rancho Palos Verdes quickly prompted the exodus of thousands of people last night, but today firefighters got an upper hand containing the 230-acre blaze to 70 percent, as of noon, said Inspector Fredric Stowers of LA County Fire over the phone. Evacuation orders were lifted around 11:30 a.m., but residents will have to show their ID to gain entry into neighborhoods. However, some roads will be closed to everyone "as to not hamper the efforts of the firefighters," explained Stowers. He said three homes have been damaged in the Rolling Hills area with two outbuildings completely lost--a shed and a gazebo.