Wildfire evacuations lifted in Southern California community

GOLETA, California. – The fight against the forest fires going on in the West, but there is also good news for a community scorched by the fire.

The last mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted in the Goleta area of Southern California, where a small but destructive fire burned out during the weekend.

Santa Barbara County authorities say the residents were allowed back into the area Sunday evening, although firefighters continue to work on the hotspots and not all of the electricity was restored.

An assessment of the burn area found that 13 single-family dwellings were destroyed, three homes were damaged, and 15 barns, workshops and sheds were lost.

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