Photo of Calabasas fire via OnSceneTV.
Photo of Calabasas fire via OnSceneTV.

The “Old Fire” in the Calabasas area, which scorched 516 acres and left three firefighters with minor injuries, is now 90 percent contained, authorities said Tuesday afternoon.

All roadways in the area were reopened Sunday evening, including Old Topanga Canyon Road and Topanga Canyon Boulevard, and evacuations were lifted, allowing the last of the evacuees to return home, said Lt. A.J. Rotella of the Malibu-Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station.

About 5,000 people from 3,700 homes were ordered evacuated Saturday from homes in Calabasas and Topanga Canyon.

The blaze consumed 516 acres of brush, caused minor damage to two homes and destroyed a commercial structure, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Keith Mora.

Three firefighters suffered minor injuries battling the blaze, Mora said.

On Monday, firefighters put the containment figure at 81 percent.

Crews working throughout the day Tuesday, increased the containment to 90 percent Tuesday, according to a fire department tweet.

— City News Service 

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