Brush Fire Burns in Unincorporated El Cajon

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    A brush fire burned 18 acres in unincorporated El Cajon on Tuesday, according to officials.

    The incident happened around 2:20 p.m. at 12970 Highway 8 Business, near Interstate 8.

    Brush Fire Burns Close to Homes

    [DGO] Brush Fire Burns Close to Homes
    This aerial video shows the moment when flames reached a row of homes in unincorporated El Cajon on Aug. 20, 2013. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013)

    Officials said the fire burned across the street from a mobile home park. Thick black smoke drifted toward I-8 slowing traffic.

    Residents used ladders and hoses to help firefighters fight the fire.

    Fire Burns Close to Homes

    [DGO]Fire Burns Close to Homes
    A fire in unincorporated El Cajon burned near homes on Tuesday afternoon. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013)

    For a short time limited evacuations were ordered, but as firefighters cleared the flames evacuations were canceled.


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