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Clover fire 100 percent contained in California

Sept. 16, 2013 at 2:37 PM   |   Comments

REDDING, Calif., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The Clover wildfire in northern California is now 100 percent contained but scorched 12.5 square miles and consumed 68 homes, fire officials said.

The fire may also be responsible for the death of a Shasta County man who was found burned to death inside his home. The Shasta County Sheriff's Department is investigating the matter, the Los Angeles Times said.

The fire began Sept. 9 about 10 miles outside of Redding, Calif., Cal Fire officials said. It spread quickly due to high winds, hot temperatures and dry conditions. A total of 68 homes and 128 outbuildings were destroyed. Five other homes and 10 other outbuildings were damaged.

Mandatory evacuation orders in the area were lifted over the weekend.

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