Cal Fire Reports Cocos Fire Nears Full Containment

The smoldering remnants of a nearly 2,000-acre wildfire that destroyed more than three dozen structures in the San Marcos areas during last week’s spate of San Diego-area fires was nearing full containment Tuesday, reports San Diego 6 (http://bit.ly/1vCfeuX).

As of midday, crews had the burn area of the so-called Cocos Fire 93 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. A total of 514 firefighters remained on the lines, equipped with 21 fire engines, three water trucks and a bulldozer.

The cost of fighting the non-injury fire has reached about $6.2 million, officials said.

The fire destroyed 36 homes and a commercial building after erupting late Wednesday afternoon near Cocos Drive, just south of Cal State San Marcos. The cause is under investigation.

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