Fire Near Ramona Knocked Down

100-acre blaze burning toward San Diego Country Estates

By Michael Gehlken
|  Monday, Aug 29, 2011  |  Updated 4:45 PM PDT
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Spring Valley Fire Burns Home

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A fire was reported burning in a hillside near Ramona at 3:07 p.m. on Aug. 29, 2011, but crews quickly knocked down the blaze to lift a threat to structures.

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About 100 firefighters responded Monday afternoon to a 100-acre vegetation fire near Ramona that at one point threatened structures, burning in the northeast direction toward the San Diego Country Estates, authorities said.

The fire was first reported at 3:07 p.m. and forced California Highway Patrol to issue a Sig Alert on Wildcat Canyon Road between San Vincente Road and Willow Road.

As of about 4:30 p.m., the fire, which burned on a hillside above homes, had been knocked down.

Its cause is under investigation. There was no report of injuries or structures burned.

A total of 10 engines, four fire crews, two airtankers, three helicopters, one bulldozer, two water tenders and three chief officers were deployed to contain the fire.

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