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KERNVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The remaining evacuees from a wildfire near Yosemite National Park have been allowed to return home.

Madera County Sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart said the evacuation order for the remaining 500 to 600 residents was lifted around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The fire near Oakhurst forced about 1,000 people from their homes after it broke out on Monday and quickly took off because of strong winds and tinder-dry conditions. The roughly 400 other evacuees were allowed to return home on Tuesday.

Fire officials say they are getting a handle on the blaze, which has burned 1 square mile and is 40 percent contained. It has destroyed nine structures, one more than initially reported.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries.

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