Officials Lift Evacuations In Rocky Fire

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CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. (AP) — All evacuations have been lifted after cooler weather helped firefighters gain more ground against a Northern California wildfire that had forced hundreds of people from their homes.

Cal Fire says Saturday that the blaze is 62 percent contained after sweeping through nearly 109 square miles of rural timberlands and brushy hills in three counties.

Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says cooler weather overnight and relative humidity allowed fire crews to make progress.

He says reinforcement sent to California from Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona has helped relieve some fire personnel who have been working two weeks straight.

About 3,000 firefighters are fighting the blaze Saturday, down from 3,600 during the peak of the fire, which erupted July 29.