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Banner fire..containment in sight

(Banner Fire 40% contained)…The fire is near Julian.

It was first reported late Thursday morning. The latest report says the fire has burned 217 acres, destroying two residences and an outbuilding. Nobody has been injured. Cal Fire says they have 40% containment, and all evacuation orders have been lifted. There are still road closures. Highway 78 at Manzanita Drive and Manzanita Drive at Lakeview Drive remain closed. The Julian Chamber of Commerce says the fire forced them to cancel their 4th of July parade. But they say the Legion 4th of July BBQ was not affected.