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Containment grows to 78% at Woolsey Fire

Posted at 6:49 PM, Nov 16, 2018

UPDATE (6:47 p.m.) – The Woolsey Fire south of Simi Valley is 78 percent contained as of Friday evening, according to CAL FIRE. Acres burned remain at 98,362.

More than 700 structures were destroyed in the fire.

Full containment is expected on November 19.


(7:05 a.m.) – The Woolsey Fire burning in Southern California remains at 98,362 acres burned and is now 69 percent contained.

Cal Fire released the latest numbers Friday morning.

Two people were killed by the Woolsey fire and a third death in that fire zone is under investigation as possibly linked to the fire.

616 buildings have been destroyed and 57,000 structures remain threatened Friday morning.

Firefighters warn many hot spots still remain.

The causes of the fire is under investigation.

President Donald Trump will travel to California on Saturday to meet with victims of the deadly wildfires that have scorched the state.

The White House made the announcement Thursday, but did not release further details regarding his trip.