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Woolsey Fire containment grows to 96%; full containment expected Thursday

Posted at 8:27 AM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 11:27:31-05

Firefighters say the Woolsey Fire is now 96 percent contained.

The fire, which was driven by strong winds and dry conditions, started on the afternoon of November 8.

As of Tuesday, it had burned 96,949 acres in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated at the peak of the fire.

Three people were killed in the fire, and three firefighters were injured.

CAL FIRE says 1500 structures are destroyed, and 341 are damaged.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Firefighters are still mopping up and patrolling the fire zone. According to CAL FIRE, crews have gone through 95 percent of the burn area to look for damage.

Firefighters are hoping to reach full containment by Thanksgiving.