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Offbeat Wildfire evacuations lifted in Southern California community

17:42  09 july  2018
17:42  09 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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GOLETA, Calif. — 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.

In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department resident Ishu Rao on one knee, places this wife's wedding ring on her finger, next to the charred remains of their home in Goleta, Calif., Sunday, July 8, 2018. The California couple who lost their home in a wildfire made a new happy memory amid the ashes when they found what was left of Laura Rao's wedding ring. Ishu and Laura Rao returned to the rubble of their home of three years on Sunday, to look for her Tiffany ring. They searched with the help of some firefighters in the area and Ishu Rao made the find, prompting him to get down on one knee and again propose to his bride. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP) © The Associated Press In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department resident Ishu Rao on one knee, places this wife's wedding ring on her finger, next to the charred remains of their home in Goleta, Calif., Sunday, July 8, 2018. The California couple who lost their home in a wildfire made a new happy memory amid the ashes when they found what was left of Laura Rao's wedding ring. Ishu and Laura Rao returned to the rubble of their home of three years on Sunday, to look for her Tiffany ring. They searched with the help of some firefighters in the area and Ishu Rao made the find, prompting him to get down on one knee and again propose to his bride. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP) 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.

Thunderstorms pose possible new danger for crews battling 17,300-acre fire near Yosemite .
A wildfire near Yosemite National Park that has claimed one life continued to grow overnight to 17,319 acres, burning through steep, rugged forest where patches of dead trees and brush have been gathering for decades, officials said. Eric Durtschi surveys the remains of the home, leveled by the Holiday fire, in Goleta, Calif., on July 7.

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