Firefighters contain three grass fires in Ramona

   Two 12-year-old boys playing with a lighter caused a brush fire north of 110 Seventh Street in the creekbed area near the Seventh Street bridge this morning, said CalFire Capt. Don Davis with the Ramona Fire Department.

   The causes of two other small brush fires in Ramona today are being investigated.

   The fire near the Seventh Street bridge was reported just before 11 a.m. Firefighters contained it to an area of about 50 feet by 50 feet, said Davis. A CalFire prevention officer cited the boys, Davis said.

   A second brush fire reported at 12:52 p.m. in the field behind Olive Peirce Middle School off Hanson Lane  burned about 1-1/2 acres, said Davis. The cause is unknown, but people in the neighborhood told firefighters an unknown number of juveniles were in the area, and, based on the noise they heard before the fire, the juveniles may have been playing with party poppers, reported Davis.

   A third brush fire occurred off Ramona Street at Lawrence Lane. It was reported at 2:22 p.m. and was contained to about one acre, reported CalFire spokesperson Roxanne Provaznik.

   In another part of the county, CalFire and Heartland Fire Agencies fought a small grass fire near Quail Canyon and Ranch Trail near the community of Flinn Springs about 1:25 p.m.. 

   Also, CalFire assisted the U.S. Forest Service with a fire near Hidden Glen Road and Japatul Road near the community of Japatul.  The fire started at 12:37 p.m., was two to three acres in size and was contained at 1:16 p.m., CalFire reported. The cause is under investigation.

   No injuries were reported and no structures burned, officials reported.

 

   
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