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Sonora, CA — Fire officials say the blazes burning in Southern California should serve as a reminder that fire season is still alive and well.

Chief Richard Imlach of the CDF Tuolumne County Fire Department says local crews remain on the scene of the Topanga fire which is now said to be about 85% contained after burning more than 24,000 acres.

From the local area three CDF strike teams are working the blaze including six hand crews and eight specialists.

Imlach says the crews will conduct what he calls 100% mop-up, which means fire fighters will not be dismissed until all hot spots are completely out with no visible smoke.

Officials hope to have the blaze contained by tonight.

Meanwhile locally, Imlach says fire danger remains significant until rainfall increases enough to raise moisture levels.