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Canyon Fire in Corona nearly contained

The Canyon Fire burns in the Anaheim area on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.
The Canyon Fire burns in the Anaheim area on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.
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Progress on the Canyon Fire has progressed slowly but steadily and by Sunday, crews had almost completely contained it.

The approximately 2,600-acre fire is 90 percent contained — the same stats as Saturday.

Captain Larry Kurtz with the Orange County Fire Authority explains why the numbers remain the same.

"We have lots of up and down territory, places that bulldozers can't go, and it's just a yard-by-yard, foot-by-foot fight to get this thing finally contained. These are the most difficult areas of the fire for our firefighters to access and to cut fire break around. That's why it's taking us so long," Kurtz told KPCC.

Forecasters expect favorable conditions — low winds and relatively high humidity — over the next few days.

The fire is burning in steep, hillside terrain by the 91 freeway, near the border of Orange and Riverside counties.

Kurtz says firefighters expect to achieve 100 percent containment later Sunday or early Monday morning.