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Witch fire almost at an end

October 28, 2007 |  9:51 am

The Witch fire in San Diego County has burned 197,990 acres and was 90% contained this morning, with officials aiming for full containment Tuesday and full control by Nov. 3.

The blaze has destroyed 1,040 homes and 30 businesses, and damaged 70 homes and 10 businesses. There were two deaths; 36 firefighters and two civilians were injured.

Today, 2,807 firefighters are working the blaze, which has cost $11.3 million to fight. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

-- Tami Abdollah