Lake Isabella fire 35 percent contained

Lake Isabella fire 35 percent contained

20 June 2012

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 USA -A 300-acre fire near popular Lake Isabella is 35 percent contained, U.S. Forest Service officials said Wednesday.

Two hundred firefighters are battling the blaze on the northwest side of the lake and 200 more are on their way, said Forest Service spokeswoman Cindy Thill.

About 160 structures, including homes and cabins, and a campground near Sequoia National Park have been evacuated. The Lake Isabella Senior Center was being used as an evacuation center.

No structures have burned and no injuries have been reported, Thill said.

In San Diego County, a 995-acre, 3-day-old wildfire near Campo was 95 percent contained, said Capt. Mike Mohler of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Evacuation orders were lifted Tuesday and residents from 150 homes had all been allowed to return.

Full containment was expected Wednesday night or Thursday morning, he said.

One mobile home and one recreational vehicle were destroyed. Two minor firefighter injuries were reported.

The Campo fire started about 2 p.m. Sunday near the Golden Acorn Casino and sent flames burning along Old Highway 80.

Causes for both fires were under investigation.

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