Bee Canyon Brush Fire Largely Contained

By R. Stickney
|  Monday, Jun 6, 2011  |  Updated 6:10 PM PDT
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CAL Fire crews worked through the night to try and contain a brush fire burning south of State Route 94 in an area called Bee Canyon. Megan Tevrizian reports.

CAL Fire crews worked through the night to try and contain a brush fire burning south of State Route 94 in an area called Bee Canyon. Megan Tevrizian reports.

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CAL Fire crews expect to contain a brush fire south of State Route 94 by late Monday.

The fire broke out in the Bee Canyon area off Marron Valley Road Sunday. Initial reports had the fire at 15 to 20 acres but just before 6 p.m., CAL Fire updated the fire, estimating the fire to be at 75 to 100 acres and holding.

On Monday morning, the fire was holding at 130 acres and 5 percent contained. By 3:30 p.m., the blaze was 90 percent contained, CAL Fire San Diego said.

Crews used engines, water tenders and both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters to control the brush fire according to a Lakeside fire captain.

An update from CAL Fire via Twitter suggested crews would be committed until Monday afternoon.

An image taken from the viewpoint of a UCSD live presence camera shows the smoke in the East County.

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