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.

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Posted by Maureen Robertson on May 26 2013. Filed under Backcountry, News, Ramona, Sheriff/Fire. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

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