Crews contain fire on Montecito Road near Hunter Street

Update: Firefighters quickly contained a fire around noon Tuesday that began in an outbuilding at 2015 Montecito Road, near Hunter Street,  and spread into an adjacent lot.

Sentinel photos/Karen Brainard

According to Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire Battalion Chief Burke Kremensky, the outbuilding was damaged, a pickup truck near the building was destroyed, and about a quarter of an acre burned. No one was injured, he said, and the nearby house was not damaged.

The fire was reported at 11:53 a.m.

“By 12:15 we had it contained,” said Kremensky, adding that firefighters would still be mopping up until around 2 p.m. The cause, he said, is under investigation.

California Highway Patrol Officer Joe Nielsen was the first one on the scene.

“I saw smoke, rolled up on the scene,” he said. When he saw the outbuilding on fire, he checked the house where a man and two young children were and quickly got them out of the house.

Responding to the fire were seven fire engines,and three crews, said Kremensky. Two helicopters and two air tankers also responded but did not perform any drops, he said. Fire agencies on scene were from Ramona Fire Department, Intermountain Fire & Rescue Department, Cal Fire, and U.S. Forest Service.

Kremensky noted that the lot next door to the house had been cleared of brush which helped to prevent the fire from spreading.

Photo courtesy of San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

“We were able to pick it up fast because it was mowed,” he said. “So it slowed the progress of the fire.”

Photo courtesy of San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Original story: Emergency crews are at the scene of a brush fire in the 2000 block of Montecito Road near South Hunter Street north of Ramona.

According to the CHP website, a pickup truck and outbuildings are on fire.

The fire was reported at 11:53 a.m.

At 12:12 p.m., additional assistance was called off as firefighters had contained the fire.

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2 Comments for “Crews contain fire on Montecito Road near Hunter Street”

  1. Maria Stanley

    Thank you Cal Fire!!! This was close to my house.

  2. Jannette

    Thank you Cal Fire and USFS helitack ground crew. I am the adjacent lot. A big shout-out to Spencer for working weekends here mowing, weedwacking, helping me to keep my property fire safe :) Hollywood my horse has earned his treats too! Everyone's efforts are much appreciated. Blessings!!!

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