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300-acre Liberty fire near Murrieta is fully contained


Last updated 12/9/2017 at Noon

An air tanker drops fire retardant on the 300-acre Liberty fire on Thursday, Dec. 7. Kim Harris photo.

UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 10, 8:34 a.m.

The Liberty fire near Murrieta, which scorched 300 acres, was fully contained by Saturday evening, according to an update from Murrieta Fire and Rescue.

The fire was reported about 1:14 p.m. in the area of Los Alamos and Liberty roads.

Fanned by Santa Ana winds it chomped through heavy vegetation and grew to its 300 acre size in a matter of hours.

It also caused a power outage that affected roughly 50 customers and prompted the evacuation of residences in nearby Murrieta.

By Friday, all evacuations had been lifted as firefighters started to get a hand...

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