San Felipe fire 90 percent contained, Cal Fire reports
Sunday, May 26—The prescribed burn that jumped out of control and blackened about 2,650 acres was about 90 percent contained at dawn today, Cal Fire officials said.
More than 600 firefighters worked on the fire lines, about 30 miles east of Julian.
The fire did not pose a threat to any structures as it charred the desert mountain area north of Scissors Crossing, Cal Fire reported. Four of the 612 firefighters working the lines suffered minor injuries.
The state firefighting agency was conducting a prescribed burn, intended to be about 100 acres, when an unexpected wind shift caused the blaze to jump the containment lines around 12:20 p.m. Thursday, fire officials said.
The blaze was off San Felipe Road north of Highway 78 , according to Cal Fire.
- Banner fire 20 percent contained, scorches 2,500 acres
- Banner Fire 65 percent contained
- Border fire 60 percent contained
- Great Fire is 65 percent contained
- Cuyamaca controlled burn due to end Friday, state parks reports
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