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Cool weather helps Sheep Fire crews

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image kabc"><span>KABC</span></div><span class="caption-text">A fire burns in the San Bernardino National Forest, forcing Wrightwood to evacuate.</span></div>
October 7, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Cool temperatures are helping firefighters in their battle with the Sheep Fire, burning since Saturday in the San Bernardino National Forest near Lytle Creek and Wrightwood.The fire is now 85 percent contained, and full containment is expected on Saturday.

The fire has destroyed five homes, and burned more than 7,128 acres, or 11 square miles.

Wrightwood residents forced to evacuate Sunday morning were allowed to return home mid-day Tuesday.

Mandatory evacuations are still in place for Swarthout Canyon and Lone Pine Canyon.

Schools in the Snowline district reopened Wednesday morning.

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