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Deer Fire now 80 percent contained, 1,785 acres burned

Posted at 7:18 AM, Jul 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 10:57:51-04

Update 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 5th: Fire now 80 percent contained and remains at 1,785 acres burned. 

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Update 8:00 a.m. Monday, July 4th: Fire is now 60 percent contained. Still at 1,785 acres. 

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The Deer fire is now 50 percent contained and 1,785 acres, fire officials announced Sunday evening. 

Just In - #DeerFire near Bear Valley Springs (Kern County) - 1,785 acres & 50% contained. Evacuations lifted.

Officials said last night firefighters were able to make good progress due to cooler temperatures and higher humidity over the fire. 

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Firefighters will continue to battle the fire from the air and on the ground. 

Evacuations are still recommended for Bear Valley Springs residents to the north and west of the intersection of Deer Trail Drive and Starland Trail.

The community of Hart Flat is still advised to prepare for evacuation. 

The evacuation center is located at Jacobsen Middle School in Tehachapi. 

Highway 223 was reopened yesterday, Deer Trail and Starland Trail "Starland Loop" remains closed.