Shortly before noon on Tuesday July 29, 2014, multiple vegetation fires were reported along Wildcat Canyon Road near the Barona Resort. Barona Chief 4801 was the first on scene to size up the situation and determined there were more than 10 spot fires along the roadside from Founders Way up to Feather Stone Canyon Road. With homes nearby and dry conditions, this immediately prompted a multi-agency response from Lakeside, Santee, El Cajon, San Pasqual, Cal Fire, and the US Forest Service. Several of the small fires grew together to form larger fires but quick action from the chiefs on scene to organize the situation and the responding crews to contain the fires kept them from getting out of hand.
The Wildcat Incident was estimated to be 10-20 acres all together. No homes were damaged and no injuries were reported.. The cause of the fires are under investigation.