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Southern California's Mountain fire 100 percent contained

July 30, 2013 at 9:47 PM   |   Comments

IDYLLWILD, Calif., July 30 (UPI) -- Southern California's Mountain fire was 100 percent contained Tuesday after burning more than 27,500 acres, the U.S. Forest Service said.

The fire, which was started July 15 by an electrical equipment failure on private property, destroyed seven homes and a total of 23 structures, KCAL-TV, Los Angeles, reported.

The fire burned in mountainous terrain with much of the area unreachable by road. That slowed the firefighting effort.

The estimated cost of fighting the fire is more than $25.8 million.

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