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The Latest: Most fire evacuations lifted near Santa Barbara

A Los Angeles County firefighting helicopter makes a water drop on a hill near a wildfire in Duarte, Calif. Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Firefighters worked to make gains against Southern California wildfires as an intense heat wave eased slightly Tuesday, but officials warned nearby communities to stay alert and obey any evacuation orders. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

A Los Angeles County firefighting helicopter makes a water drop on a hill near a wildfire in Duarte, Calif. Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Firefighters worked to make gains against Southern California wildfires as an intense heat wave eased slightly Tuesday, but officials warned nearby communities to stay alert and obey any evacuation orders. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):

7:15 a.m.

Moisture has moved in along much of the Southern California coast, and most mandatory evacuation areas near a wildfire in Santa Barbara County have been lifted.

Fog arrived overnight on the rugged coast west of Santa Barbara, where a fire of more than 12 square miles is nearly entirely contained Wednesday morning.

As planned, mandatory evacuation orders for many areas were reduced to warnings at 5 a.m., allowing residents to return. All orders are expected to be lifted by the weekend.

Firefighting resources are being redirected to two fires in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles and to a blaze east of San Diego near the Mexico border.