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Creek and Rye fires almost completely contained

A resident watches as the Creek Fire burns along a hillside near homes in the Shadow Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles on Dec. 5, 2017.
A resident watches as the Creek Fire burns along a hillside near homes in the Shadow Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles on Dec. 5, 2017.
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Crews continued to make progress on both the Creek and the Rye fires Saturday night and into Sunday.

As of Sunday morning, the Creek Fire, which has burned 15,619 acres east of Sylmar and in the Angeles National Forest, was 90 percent contained.

The fire ignited on Tuesday. It destroyed 123 structures, 60 of which were homes, and damaged another 80 structures. At one point, 2,500 homes were evacuated but all evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted.

Los Angeles city firefighters try to contain a  the edge of the Creek Fire as it moves into a neighborhood in Lakeview Terrace on Dec. 5, 2017.
Los Angeles city firefighters try to contain a the edge of the Creek Fire as it moves into a neighborhood in Lakeview Terrace on Dec. 5, 2017.
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There was no loss of human life but at Rancho Padilla near Sylmar, 29 horses and numerous other animals were killed on Wednesday.

Firefighters drop fire retardant on the Rye Fire in Santa Clarita.
Firefighters drop fire retardant on the Rye Fire in Santa Clarita.
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The Rye Fire, which has burned 6,049 acres in the Santa Clarita area, was also 90 percent contained. The fire erupted near the Rye Canyon Loop, also on Tuesday.

It destroyed six structures and damaged another three. No evacuations were ordered.

Crews will continue mopping up hot spots and maintaining the established control lines for both fires. Red Flag warnings may be extended through Monday.