Baker Fire: Officials clear residents to return home; 80 percent containment

An image of the Baker Fire burning east of Santa Ana Sunday.
An image of the Baker Fire burning east of Santa Ana Sunday. @bcburbridge via Twitter

Firefighters in Orange County were making progress on a fire that started in a pile of mulch over the weekend near Santiago Canyon.

Officials last night told residents who voluntarily evacuated on Sunday that it was safe to return home.

The Baker Fire has burned 50 acres and was 80 percent contained by Monday night. Officials said they expect full containment by Thursday.

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