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Evacuations lifted following brush fire in Santa Ysabel

Posted at 1:11 PM, Jul 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-04 11:20:55-04

SANTA YSABEL, Calif. (KGTV) -- Residents along School House Canyon Road in Santa Ysabel are now allowed to return home following a 173-acre brush fire.

According to Cal Fire, the motor home fire turned vegetation fire has grown to 173 acres along Highway 79 north of Highway 78. It is currently 41 percent contained, but firefighters said they're making good progress.

The increase in acreage was attributed to a “more accurate assessment of the fires perimeter from the air,” Cal Fire added.

Around 4:30 p.m. Hwy 79 reopened to one-way traffic.

Cal Fire says the blaze is threatening homes along School House Canyon Road and evacuations are in progress. At last checked no damage to structures have been reported.