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UPDATE: McMurray Fire containment increases to 75%

Posted: 7:17 AM, Sep 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-12 00:01:05-04
McMurray Fire containment increases to 60%

UPDATE (9:00 p.m.): According to a tweet from CalFire, the McMurray Fire is now 75% contained and remains around 200 acres.

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ORIGINAL STORY (7:17 a.m.): The Santa Barbara County Fire Department says the McMurray Fire near Buellton is now 60 percent contained after burning about 200 acres.

The fire started as a string of four fires along northbound Highway 101 between Highways 246 and 154 on Monday.

All lanes of Highway 101 are back open.

100 firefighters are expected to remain on scene Wednesday mopping up hot spots.