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UPDATE: Solimar Fire 100% contained

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Courtesy: Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara Co. Fire Dept. Courtesy: Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara Co. Fire Dept.

The Solimar Fire, which broke out Friday night in Ventura County, was 100 percent contained as of 5:00 p.m. on Monday, according to Ventura County emergency officials.

The fire has burned 1,388 acres, an increase in size to the original estimate due to more accurate mapping, fire officials said. As of Monday, 335 firefighters remained on the scene.

The cause of the fire has been determined to be arcing power lines. Fire officials said the flames were pushed by strong winds, which caused the fire to spread quickly, threatening the communities of Solimar and Faria Beach and causing the closure of Highway 101 for hours when the flames crossed the freeway.

All evacuation orders have been lifted and all roads are open.

Fire officials said Monday that while most areas with smoldering vegetation have been extinguished, smoke may continue to be seen where fire continues to smolder in root systems underground. High winds are expected later in the week, so a small contingent of firefighters will remain on the scene to patrol the fire area.

Related coverage:
Ventura County brush fire closes Highway 101

Related links:
County of Ventura Emergency Information

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