Firefighters Battle Fires in Hot Conditions

By Michelle Wayland
|  Sunday, Jun 6, 2010  |  Updated 7:04 AM PDT
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Firefighters Battle Fires in Hot Conditions

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Firefighters were battling five small fires in San Diego County on Saturday, according to Cal Fire.

A grass fire in Ramona behind Ramona High school off Hanson Lane burned two to three acres.

“The School Fire is surrounded by a hose lay and containment line is being constructed,” said Cal Fire spokesperson Roxanne Provaznik.
 

Firefighters worked on a total of three brush fires in Ramona today including the School Fire. A 1-acre fire near Ramona Street; and a small fire near baseball fields at Fifth Street broke out this afternoon.

A fire was burning near Hidden Glen Road and Japatul Road near the community of Japatul. The fire burned 2 to 3 acres and was contained at 1.16 p.m. No structures were threatened.

"Firefighters will remain on scene mopping up any remaining hot spots,"  Provaznik said.

Another small grass fire was burning near Quail Canyon and Ranch Trail near the community of Flinn Springs. There was no threat to structures.

No injuries or reports of damage were documented, according to Cal Fire spokesman Nick Schuler.

A total of approximately 70 firefighters responded to each fire by engine and helicopter.

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