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Woolsey Fire Now 82% Contained After Destroying More Than 800 Structures

Photo by Ventura County Air Unit

Firefighters are making progress on containing the destructive 98,000 acre Woolsey Fire that’s burning in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. It’s now 82% contained.

Authorities say it has destroyed more than 800 structures and damaged more than 200. However, the burn assessment is only 70% complete.

Officials say onshore flow will continue across portions of the fire on Saturday with peak gusts between 15 and 20 miles an hour in the afternoon. Temperatures will be a few degrees cooler with humidity a little higher, which will help firefighting efforts. Crews are continuing to mop up and patrol the fire. They’re working around the perimeter and affected areas.

The Woolsey Fire that has been burning for more than a week has led to three deaths.

Officials say they hope to have it fully contained by Thanksgiving.