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Crews Still Battling California Island Blaze

AVALON, Calif. (AP) -- Cooler weather is aiding firefighters as they battle to surround a 4200 acre wildfire in the rugged, unpopulated interior of Santa Catalina Island in California.

Fire officials say the blaze is a little less than halfway contained and is expected to be encircled by Tuesday evening. One home and six businesses burned Thursday but no one has been seriously injured.

Nearly 4,000 evacuated residents have started returning to the island.

Officials say the fire appears to have been ignited by contractors working on antennas at a radio station in the island's interior.
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