Carstens Fire Nearly Contained

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Firefighters in Mariposa County, fighting the Carstens fire.

MARIPOSA COUNTY-

The Carstens Fire, raging in Mariposa County near Yosemite National Park, is nearly contained.

As of Monday evening, the fire had burned just over 1,700 acres and was 95 percent contained.

All evacuation orders were lifted Thursday, and people with identification were allowed to return to their homes.

Investigators say the fire started because of an abandoned campfire.

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