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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.

A law enforcement task for from San Diego County arrested a fugitive in Ventura County who was wanted for multiple counts of child abuse. The San Diego Regional Fugitive Task Force worked with Simi Valley Police to arrest Christopher Thomas Harper in Simi Valley.