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Final Chariot Fire update

(Chariot Fire has been fully contained)…Cal Fire gave what could be their final fire update Monday morning.

They said the fire was now 100% contained. The Chariot Fire began in the afternoon of July 6th near Chariot Mountain, close to Sunrise Highway, about 9 miles Southeast of Julian. The destructive brush fire burned a total of 7.055 acres, destroyed 149 structures, and damaged 9 others. Cal Fire officials say nine minor injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. At one time over 2,000 firefighters were on-scene trying to stop the blaze. Officials say 146 fire personnel remain, looking for and extinguishing any hot spot flare-ups.