Crews Tackle Multiple Fires Across County

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    NEWSLETTERS

    An image from a small brush fire, named the "Pink" fire, that burned near State Route 94 between Jamul and Dulzura on Saturday Sept. 28, 2013.

    Multiple fires were reported across the county Saturday afternoon amid a weekend-long red flag warning.

    Crews wrapped up containing a fire in Oceanside at around 1:30 p.m.

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    The blaze began at around 12:58 p.m. near westbound State Route 78 at College Blvd., according to North County Dispatch officials.

    Just before 2 p.m., Cal Fire crews finished battling the "Reservation" fire in Pauma Valley which started at around 12:45 p.m. at the base of Palomar Mountain, just east of Pala Road. The fire burned nearly an acre.

    Across the county, crews continued to contain the "Pink" fire which was first reported at around 12:30 p.m. near a SR 94 checkpoint at Sycamore Canyon between Jamul and Dulzura.

    At around 1 p.m., officials reported that 15 acres had burned and that crews were making good progress on the blaze.

    Containment of the Pink fire was expected to be completed around 2 p.m.

    Authorities temporarily closed the two-lane Route 94 between Otay Lakes Road and Jamul, and Campo Road traffic was detoured through Chula Vista via Otay Lakes Road. But the fire was burning away from the highway, according to CHP officials.