Update: Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire around noon Tuesday that began in an outbuilding at 2015 Montecito Road, near Hunter Street, and spread into an adjacent lot.
According to Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire Battalion Chief Burke Kremensky, the outbuilding was damaged, a
A woman who declined to give her name or contact information called the Sentinel Wednesday morning to say horses reported as being abandoned on Monday were not abandoned and are well taken care of.
Fire Chief Jeremy Christofferson with Intermountain Fire and Rescue Department said he was heading to the fire
Two young adults who were arrested in the undercover drug bust from Ramona High School are awaiting hearings, while a third has pleaded guilty.
Skylor Rocky McGee, 20, and Maxwell Gaffney, 19, have separate preliminary hearings in June, but Christopher Forest Payne, 18, will be sentenced on June 11 in San Diego Superior Court. All are Ramona residents.
Ground and airborne crews have halted the spread of that estimated 10-acre brush fire off State Route 94, near Otay Lakes Road in the Dulzura area, according to Cal Fire.
There are no reports of structural damage or injuries.
Smoke and flames may be visible from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar today as military firefighters take part in a brush-clearing controlled burn.
The prescribed fire is scheduled to take place until 4 p.m. in the eastern reaches of the installation, south of Scripps Ranch, according to the base’s public-affairs office.
The number of goats removing vegetation that could fuel fires near San Diego Country Estates has grown from 600 to 1,400.
As of May 9, they were two-thirds of the way through their 100-acre project in the Cleveland National Forest, according to officials. They started on April 23.
Smoke may be visible in the East County today as firefighters conduct a controlled burn in Jamul, a battalion chief said.
The controlled burn is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Highway 94 near Rancho Jamul Drive, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler.
The cause of a 15-acre wildfire that burned on both sides of Wildcat Canyon road north of Barona Casino in Lakeside Monday afternoon was still under investigation on Tuesday, reported Cal Fire.
Nick Schuler, Cal Fire battalion chief, said a rumor was circulating that the fire started at a shooting range on the reservation. Firefighters from multiple agencies, along with a helicopter and air tanker, responded to the brush fire that was reported around 3:15 p.m. The fire was contained at 15 acres and by 4:50 p.m. some engines were released.
Update, 4:50 p.m.—Some engines are being released from the scene as firefighters work to contain the fire. According to scanner conversation, the brush fire includes 10 to 12 acres on the north side of Wildcat Canyon Road and 2 acres on the south side.
Monday, May 13, 3:27 p.m.—Firefighters are responding to a five-acre brush fire reported about 3:15 p.m. Monday off Wildcat Canyon and Barona roads.
According to rural fire’s scanner, the fire is near the 4.7 mile marker. Air and ground support has been ordered.
Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the Sentinel at 760-789-1350, extension 109.
Three Ramona men have pleaded guilty to felony cultivation of marijuana in connection with an indoor growing site where sheriff’s deputies found 120 marijuana plants on Feb. 22.
The apparent ringleader, Joshua Bennett Day, 27, wrote on a court document: “I planted, cultivated, harvested, dried, and processed marijuana.”