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Whittier Fire Still Burning

August 29th, 2017

Firefighters continue to battle the stubborn Whittier Fire that has been burning in the Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara County since July 8th. Nearly 50 structures were destroyed by the blaze.18,430 acres have been scorched and it remains 87 percent contained. Officials had anticipated full containment by the end of the month, but according to KSBY, One official said full containment probably won't come until the area receives some rain and that could be weeks, even months away. The cost to battle the Whittier Fire has reached to more than 38.4 million dollars.
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