SANTA ROSA, Calif — Authorities say a massive wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings and forced thousands of people to evacuate in Sonoma Country has been fully contained.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection made the announcement Wednesday night about the Kincade Fire that destroyed 174 homes and 200 other buildings. The fire started on Wednesday, Oct. 23 and drove nearly 200,000 people from their homes. It charred over 77,000 acres.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, but it's possible electrical equipment belonging to the state's largest utility was involved.
PG&E cut power to a large swath of people to prevent equipment from starting fires in windy weather, but it didn't de-energize a transmission tower near where the fire started.
All evacuation orders have been lifted, but the Sonoma County Public Health Order is still in place.
Four firefighters were injured in the fight against the Kincade Fire.
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