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Powerhouse Fire destroyed 53 structures, including 24 homes

The remains of a structure destroyed by the Powerhouse Fire is seen by AIR7 HD.
June 6, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The massive Powerhouse Fire destroyed a total of 53 structures, including 24 homes, fire officials said.

These dramatic new figures equal four times the number of homes originally reported as destroyed.

The U.S. Forest Service says crews have been able to revise the damage report, now that there are fewer open flames.

Containment currently stands at 78 percent. The estimated cost to fight the fire has also risen to $11.4 million.

Firefighters say they could have the fire contained by Monday, June 10. They previously said it would be fully contained sometime this week.


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