Sunday, July 25, 2010

Multiple Agencies Assist With A Spring Valley Brush Fire

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Dictionary Hill- Lakeside Brush 26 along with units from Santee, El Cajon, La Mesa, Viejas, Barona, CalFire and Lemon Grove responded to assisted the San Miguel Fire Protection District with a vegetation fire which burned a hillside skirting apartment complexes and single family homes. The fire was reported just after 3:00pm today and spread quickly in dry brush on the steep terrain. Quick response by local resources held the blaze in check with help from water drops by San Diego City and County fire helicopters. Homes were initially threatened and evacuations were called for but ultimately no structures were damaged.

After the flames were doused, crews worked in the rocky soil to cut a control line around the nine acre fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation but San Miguel fire officials are calling it suspicious in nature.

Submitted by: Chuck Palmore, Lakeside Fire Captain

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