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Containment grows to 82% at Woolsey Fire

Posted at 11:16 AM, Nov 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-17 14:24:25-05

The Woolsey Fire burning in Southern California in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties is 82 percent contained as of Saturday morning according to CAL FIRE.

Acres burned remain at 98,362 acres.

The blaze has killed three people. More than 800 structures have been destroyed.

As of Saturday, there are 360 engines, 22 water tenders, 16 helicopters and 2,842 people working to put out the Woolsey Fire.

CAL FIRE said firefighters are dealing with moderate fire behavior due to critically dry fuels and gusty canyon winds. The fire agency said throughout the day it will work to strengthen containment lines.

The cause is still under investigation.

Full containment is expected on November 22.