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Aruba Fire Now 97% Contained

Firefighters putting out the flames surrounding a house in Rainbow during the Aruba Fire, Sept. 5, 2021.
Cal Fire/San Diego County Fire
Firefighters putting out the flames surrounding a house in Rainbow during the Aruba Fire, Sept. 5, 2021.

A brush fire near Rainbow was holding at 54 acres and was 97% contained Thursday morning, Cal Fire reported.

The Aruba Fire broke out Sunday afternoon with moderate spread in a community southeast of Rainbow, triggering an evacuation. The mandatory evacuation was lifted on Monday for residents near Rainbow Crest Road and Mordigan Lane.

A temporary evacuation center was set up at Vallecitos Elementary School, located at 5211 Fifth St. in Fallbrook, Cal Fire San Diego said.

Cal Fire assigned two engines and one crew to the fire.

San Diego County sheriff's deputies helped residents with the evacuation.