2 Structures Destroyed in Campo Fire

4 homes have also been evacuated

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    Two structures have been destroyed and evacuations ordered in a fire that grew to four acres in Campo Tuesday, according to Cal Fire. 

    The blaze sparked near Campo Road -- also known as State Route 94 -- at La Posta Road around 10:30 a.m. 

    The area is near Shockey Truck Trail. 

    Officials say crews stopped the fire's growth at four acres, but not before it fully engulfed one mobile home and another structure.

    Four homes were also evacuated, and residents were told to go to Mt. Empire Community Center as a  temporary evacuation point.

    Around 1 p.m., fire crews had the fire 80 percent contained. 

    By 5 p.m., the hot spots had been put out.

    The man who lost his home, Jerry Weber, told NBC 7 he and his son, who also lives there, were not home at the time.

    Weber said he had built the home back in the 1980s and now will have to rebuild it. Unfortunately, he does not have any insurance, he says.

    "My clothes, my vitamins, everything is gone. My pills I take every morning -- they're all gone, too," said Weber. "Things happen. You gotta look at the bright side. A trailer was old. Maybe I needed a new one."

    He hopes that his safe inside the mobile home did not burn with the rest of his belongings.

    Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the fire. 

    Earlier Monday, high winds knocked down power lines and caused another fire in the Dulzura area along Campo Road, to the west of this new fire. 

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