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Banner fire in northern San Diego County 90% contained

May 27, 2012 |  6:45 pm

The Banner fire east of Julian in northern San Diego County is 90% contained after charring 5,321 acres, Cal-Fire said Sunday afternoon.

Full containment is expected Monday. On Sunday, the blaze was being fought by 938 firefighters, 41 engines, and seven water-dropping helicopters.

No structural damage or injuries have been reported due to the fire, which broke out Thursday afternoon and quickly spread eastward. More than 100 homes were ordered evacuated in the Shelter Valley area but the evacuation order has been lifted.

Cost of fighting the fire has been set at more than $3 million. No cause has been determined.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

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