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Residents return home following fast-moving Lilac Fire


Last updated 12/15/2017 at Noon

A home becomes fully engulfed in flames along West Lilac Road in Bonsall during the Lilac Fire, Dec. 7. Shane Gibson photo

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North County residents are returning to their homes following a wildfire that scorched 4,100 acres between Fallbrook and Oceanside.

As of press time, officials have reported 92 percent containment of the Lilac Fire which officials don’t expect to fully contain until Dec. 21, which would mark exactly two weeks since it erupted for unknown reasons just west of Interstate 15 and north of Lilac Road in Pala Mesa, amid gusty, arid Santa Ana winds.

The extended containment outlook is because hand crews must dig down to bare soil around...

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