The Latest: Progress made against deadly California blaze

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires around the West (all times local):

7:30 a.m.

Crews have gained some ground against a deadly wildfire burning on the California-Oregon state line that killed a man and injured three firefighters.

California fire officials say the blaze is 30 percent contained as of Monday morning.

The fire, one of many in the drought-ridden U.S. West, killed one person in their home and destroyed 72 structures.

It also injured three firefighters, including one who had severe burns to his face and had to be hospitalized.

CalFire says the firefighter was released Sunday from UC Davis hospital burn center in California.

The blaze that started Thursday near the community of Hornbrook has scorched 55 square miles (142 square kilometers). It jumped into Oregon over the weekend.

Authorities say a wildfire that shut down Interstate 580 in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday night is fully contained and all lanes have reopened.


6:58 a.m.

The battle against wildfires goes on across the West, but there is good news from one community scorched by flames.

The last mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted in the Goleta area of Southern California where a small but destructive fire burned during the weekend.

Santa Barbara County authorities say residents were allowed back into the area Sunday evening, although firefighters continued to work on hotspots and not all electricity had been restored.

An assessment of the burn area found that 13 single-family homes were destroyed, three homes were damaged, and 15 barns, workshops and sheds were lost.

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