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Firefighters starting to contain blaze in northern San Diego County

May 24, 2012 |  7:09 pm

Firefighters are making good progress in containing the Banner fire, which has now charred 1,200 acres east of Julian in northern San Diego County, Cal-Fire said Thursday night.

The fire is now 5% contained. No structures have been destroyed, but homeowners in the fire's path have been ordered to evacuate.

The fire is being battled by more than 200 firefighters, 30 engines and six air tankers.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego