Evacuations Lifted For Residents Living Near Calaveras County Fire

SAN ANDREAS, Calif. (AP) — Residents forced to evacuate because of a small wildfire in Central California have been allowed to return to their homes.

Officials said the 100-acre fire in Calaveras County was 70 percent contained as of Monday morning. The evacuation order was lifted the previous night after a couple of hours.

It was not clear how many homes were evacuated.

The fire south of San Andreas began around 12:30 p.m. Sunday and destroyed one outbuilding. About 300 firefighters were called in to battle the blaze.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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