Deadliest fire in California's history slows as residents return to their homes

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The community in The Santa Monica Mountains, North of Malibu started returning home, after a one-day-lull in the dry that allowed the firefighters to gain 10% control of the Woolsey fire and still to continue Tuesday.

There was still numerous hotspots and plenty of fuel that didn't burn yet, as reported, but there had been huge successes. Monday, an update reported that the count of destroyed homes was at about 177 but expected to increase. The dead toll reached 29 people to make it match the deadliest fire in the state's history. The fire in western Los Angelos County and southeastern Ventura County burned more than 130 square miles.

The fire's cause remains under investigation, but authorities said there was an outrage on an electrical circuit near where it started.