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Creek Fire containment now at 80 percent

People take photos on their cell phones at the edge of the Creek Fire in Lakeview Terrace on Dec. 5, 2017.
People take photos on their cell phones at the edge of the Creek Fire in Lakeview Terrace on Dec. 5, 2017.
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Firefighters have achieved 80 percent containment over the Creek Fire burning in the northeast San Fernando Valley, according to a Saturday morning update from Cal Fire. 

The fire destroyed 56 residential buildings and damaged 45 others since breaking out four miles east of Sylmar on Tuesday morning. An additional 49 structures were destroyed and 25 damaged. 

The edge of the Creek Fire in Lakeview Terrace on Dec. 5, 2017.
The edge of the Creek Fire in Lakeview Terrace on Dec. 5, 2017.
Andrew Cullen for KPCC

Authorities expect to continue increasing containment although Santa Ana winds will continue through the weekend.

The fire danger in the Angeles National Forest has been elevated to extreme, and visitors will be restricted from grilling and setting campfires.  

The Creek Fire burns on a hillside in the Shadow Hills neighborhood on December 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
The Creek Fire burns on a hillside in the Shadow Hills neighborhood on December 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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All evacuation orders have been lifted in the area. The Santiago Estates and Little Tujunga from Middle Ranch to Live Oak Campground are open to residents only.

Dan Anctil sprays water on his roof near the edge of the Creek Fire in Lakeview Terrace on Dec. 5, 2017.
Dan Anctil sprays water on his roof near the edge of the Creek Fire in Lakeview Terrace on Dec. 5, 2017.
Andrew Cullen for KPCC