Firefighters battle Ramona blaze

A helicopter drops water on a brush fire off Dye Road and Equestrian Trail Saturday afternoon. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
A helicopter drops water on a brush fire off Dye Road and Equestrian Trail Saturday afternoon. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

UPDATE, Saturday, July 13

—Firefighters have stopped the spread of the 10- to 15-acre brush fire that threatened some structures today, a fire official said about 3 p.m.

Original Post—

Firefighters are working to extinguish a 10- to 15-acre brush fire in Ramona that threatened some structures, a fire official said.

The fire in the vicinity of State Route 67 and Dye Road streets was reported about 1 p.m., according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler. It spread toward Equestrian Trail, Royal Vista Drive and Mountain Lane, passing behind Hanson Elementary School off Boundary Avenue.

Cal Fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler said structures in the immediate area were being threatened by flames, but none had been damaged or destroyed and no injuries had been reported.

The fire’s cause was undetermined, Schuler said.

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Firefighters work to extinguish a brush fire in the field behind Hanson Elementary School. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
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People climb to the top of a hill behind Hanson Elementary School off Boundary Avenue to get a closer look at the fire. Sentinel photo/Maureen RobertsonRamona resident Phillip Garnett captures this shot of a Cal Fire plane dropping retardant on the fire.
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Plane heads away from the fire after dropping retardant on the blaze. Photo/Eric KozakiewiczCal Fire plane drops retardant on the fire. Photo/Phillip Garnett
   
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