Sutherland fire shuts westbound SR-78 traffic at Old Julian Highway

Update: All SR-78 lanes are reopened, reports CHP.

Update: Several small fires broke out today off state Route 78 east of Ramona, prompting officials to shut down part of the highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The fires were reported just before 10:20 a.m. on a hillside near Sutherland Dam Road, according to the CHP website.

About an acre was scorched, according to Cal Fire.

Westbound state Route 78 was shut down at Old Julian Highway and traffic headed toward Ramona was being diverted onto westbound Old Julian Highway, the CHP reported.

Original Report: Firefighters are on scene of a one-acre fire near state Route 78 and Sutherland Dam Road, east of Ramona.

Westbound state Route 78 is shut down at Old Julian Highway.

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Posted by Maureen Robertson on Jun 16 2012. Filed under News, Ramona, Sheriff/Fire. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “Sutherland fire shuts westbound SR-78 traffic at Old Julian Highway”

  1. guest

    Thank you for the updates. I went out to Cal Fire website and could find nothing.

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