Crews are at the scene of a 20-acre brush fire off the 27200 block of State Route 78 in the Witch Creek area east of Ramona, according to Cal Fire.
The spread of the fire, reported at 2:12 p.m today, has stopped. The cause is under investigation and there are no reports of structural threats.
At midnight on Wednesday in Los Angeles, Ramona Unified School District and Ramona Teachers Association signed a tentative agreement, Superintendent Robert Graeff reports.
“The deal will be complete after both parties ratify on or before June 6,” he said on the district’s Facebook page. “This effort reflects compromise and commitment by both parties in working together on behalf of the students and families of Ramona’s public schools.”
Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire recently unveiled its new ambulance to the Ramona Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors.
The ambulance was purchased with a $210,000 no-matching grant from the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund
Update, May 31, 9:30 a.m. — The Chula Vista police officer, Nathaniel Walker, who was airlifted to Palomar Medical Center with major injuries Wednesday after he was hit in a traffic collision at State Route 78 and Earlham Street is doing better, reported Capt. Gary Wedge with the Chula Vista Police Department.
In a fast-paced PowerPoint presentation that lasted an hour and 40 minutes and left 20 minutes for questions and discussion, Ramona Parents Coalition shared facts, figures, frustrations and conclusions about the stalemate between the school district and teachers that’s left the door open for a strike.
RIB FEST, 11 a.m to 6 p.m., June 1, Ramona Outdoor Community Center Pavilion, 421 Aqua Lane. Ramona Senior Activity Center will serve all-you-can-eat St. Louis style pork ribs and chicken, coleslaw, potato salad and iced tea for $15 each; beer, wine or soda extra. Children’s meals available. Includes music, bake sale and opportunity drawings. Tickets at event or in advance at senior center, 434 Aqua Lane. Proceeds benefit the center’s Senior Nutrition Program and Meals to Go. More: 760-789-0440.
Red, white and blue were the dominant colors as an estimated 250 to 300 people paid tribute to Ramona’s fallen servicemen and women during Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3783’s Memorial Day Ceremony at Nuevo Memory Gardens cemetery this morning.
Hundreds of firefighters today battle a brush fire that has charred 980 acres southeast of Julian in the far reaches of eastern San Diego County, authorities said.
The General Fire, which was roughly 40 percent contained as of Monday night, was 70 percent contained as of 6:30 a.m., according to Cal Fire. The fire broke out in the Banner Grade area south of Highway 78 and east of Highway 79 about noon Sunday.
Sheriff’s investigators were working today to determine the cause of more than a dozen brush fires that broke out along state Route 67 in and near Lakeside this weekend, a detective said.
The Lakeside Fire Department responded to 13 separate fires between 4 and 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday on either side of the highway from Winter Gardens Boulevard to state Route 52, sheriff’s Detective Portillo of the Bomb Arson Unit said.
Crews battling a brush fire that scorched about 850 acres southeast of Julian had the blaze about 20 percent contained this morning, fire officials said.
No structures were threatened by the General Fire, which was called in shortly after noon Sunday south of state Route 78 in the Banner Grade area, according to Cal Fire.