Firefighters Gain Upper Hand on 'Old Fire'

The fire, dubbed "Old Fire," threatens 200 homes according to Cal Fire

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    Firefighters gained the upper hand on the "Old Fire" burning off Old Highway 80 overnight but they are aware that high winds are expected to peak around noon Tuesday.

    A home and an RV burned in the fire that began near Miller Valley Road in the rural area northeast of Campo around 12:20 p.m. Sunday.

    So far, nearly 1,000 acres have burned. Firefighters said the Old Fire is 90 percent contained as of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Full control of the fire is expected on Thursday.

    About 200 homes in the Live Oak Springs area are under voluntary evacuation.

    Closer Look at Damage from Old Fire

    [DGO] Closer Look at Damage from Old Fire
    For the first time since the fire tore through the area, we get a closer look at the damage. Daniel Berlant with Cal Fire updates the fire with NBC 7s Tony Shin.

    The cost of fighting the fire is estimated to be about $1.15 million.

    One firefighter suffered heat exhaustion.

    Eastbound Hwy 94 is closed at Church Rd and Old Hwy 80 is closed at Crestwood & Live Oak Springs according to Cal Fire.

    The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time.

    View Old Fire June 2012 in a larger map

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