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Fourth home destroyed by Hill Fire, containment reaches 88 percent

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Firefighters clear trees after the Hill Fire tore through an area east of Santa Margarita on June 26 and 27, 2017. Three structures were destroyed, including this home on Stagecoach Canyon Road.
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Firefighters clear trees after the Hill Fire tore through an area east of Santa Margarita on June 26 and 27, 2017. Three structures were destroyed, including this home on Stagecoach Canyon Road.

Update: 5:35 p.m.

Another home was found destroyed by the Hill Fire on Thursday evening, Cal Fire said. A total of four homes have been destroyed by the fire, which is now 88 percent contained.

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The Hill Fire is now 85 percent contained and is holding at the same acreage, Cal Fire said Thursday morning.

Authorities are expecting higher temperatures today, which could have an effect on the fire, but “it’s still looking really good,” said Cal Fire spokesman Chris Elms. All road closures have been lifted, but officials are asking people to drive safely and watch for fire engines.

Firefighters are expected to remain on scene for the next few days as they continue to contain the fire, extinguish hot spots and mop up, Elms said.

Additionally, the three structures the fire destroyed have been confirmed as homes, Elms said.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

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