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Firefighters are closing in on full containment of a nearly 10,000 acre brush fire in Ventura County. The Maria Fire is now 90% contained. The fire started Thursday night on South Mountain near Santa Paula, and at one point threatened about 1800 structures.

But, firefighters were able to stop the flames. Two structures have been confirmed destroyed.

By Saturday night, all evacuation orders were lifted. Firefighters are hoping to have full containment on Friday.

Firefighters say are getting a good handle on the 9400 acre Maria brush fire in Ventura County, prompting them to cancel all evacuation orders.

The fire is 30% contained as of Saturday night.  Officials say as crews firm of fire lines, they don't expect significant growth in the acreage before the blaze is fully contained.  But, getting to 100% containment is expected to take much of the coming week.