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Coyote Fire in San Benito County fully contained

SAN BENITO COUNTY, Calif. (KION)

UPDATE 7/18/2020 Cal Fire reports that the Coyote Fire in San Benito County is fully contained at 1,508 acres.

UPDATE 7/17/2020 1 p.m. Cal Fire said the Coyote Fire in San Benito County has burned 1,508, but it is now 90% contained.

Evacuation orders are still in place.

UPDATE 7/16/2020 1:30 p.m. Cal Fire said the Coyote Fire in San Benito County has burned 1,400 acres and is 50% contained.

Evacuations are in place off Panoche Road, and two outbuildings have been destroyed.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and no firefighters have reported inuries.

UPDATE 7/15/2020 10:07 p.m. - The Coyote Fire, West of Panoche, has burned 1,407 acres as of Wednesday night.

Cal Fire Monterey-San Benito Unit Assistant Chief Matt Streck tells KION two "outbuildings" were destroyed.

Evacuations are still in place off Panoche Road, but Streck expects them to be lifted shortly.

"As the night progresses, things will be looking a lot better and people could be going back home," Streck said.

The San Benito County Sheriff's Office has been handling the evacuations.

UPDATE 7/15/2020 3:30 p.m. The Coyote Fire is now up to 250 acres.

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The Coyote Fire is off Panoche Road and Coyote Creek, and it is currently 50 acres.

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Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.

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