Mountain Fire: 100 percent containment reached, $25.8 million in estimated damages

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The Mountain fire was 100 percent contained by 6 p.m. Tuesday, though areas within the perimeter continue to smolder, according to fire officials.

A special response team was assessing the fire damage to determine any next steps, which could include stabilizing the soil, controlling the movement of water and debris, and reducing further threats to human health and property.

Investigators have determined that an electrical equipment failure on private property caused the Mountain fire, which started on July 15 east of Idyllwild in Riverside County. It ultimately consumed 27,531 acres, and damages have been estimated at $25.8 million.

MORE: Full details on KPCC's Fire Tracker

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