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Skirball Fire reaches 75 percent containment

LAFD Firefighter Allen Janzen puts down smoldering embers in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles while fighting the Skirball Fire on December 6, 2017.
LAFD Firefighter Allen Janzen puts down smoldering embers in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles while fighting the Skirball Fire on December 6, 2017.
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The Skirball fire burning in the Bel Air area was 75 percent contained by Saturday afternoon, according to the latest update from the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The fire has burned 421 acres since breaking out near the 405 freeway at Mulholland Drive on Wednesday, destroying six structures and damaging 12. The acreage is down from 475 acres after firefighters were able to get more accurate mapping of the fire. Two firefighters sustained minor injuries battling the fire. 

Residents return to their homes in Bel Air after mandatory evacuation orders were lifted for the Skirball Fire in December 2017.
Residents return to their homes in Bel Air after mandatory evacuation orders were lifted for the Skirball Fire in December 2017.
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By Friday night, most of the mandatory evacuations had been lifted, except for the following streets: 

• Linda Flora Dr. North of the 1000 block remains closed
• Linda Flora Dr. South of 1894 Linda Flora Dr. remains closed
• Moraga Dr. north of the security gate entrance is open to residents only

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