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Brush Fire Burns Near Lakeside Home

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    Aerial footage of the fire in Lakeside on June 18, 2015.

    A brush fire burned near a home in Lakeside Thursday amid high temperatures, officials said.

    The fire sparked just before 1 p.m. in brush near a large residence on Wilajobi Way and State Route 67.

    Firefighters could be seen battling the blaze while trying to prevent it from spreading to the home.

    It was knocked down quickly without causing damage to the house, stopping at about a quarter of an acre.

    No injuries were reported. The cause remains under investigation.

    It was about 90 degrees in Lakeside when the fire sparked.

    Meanwhile, about 12 miles away, the 170-acre Wildcat Fire on the Barona Indian Reservation continued to burn Thursday. More than 200 firefighters were tackling that blaze, which was 38 percent contained as of 1:45 p.m.

    Cal Fire officials said high temperatures, winds and low moisture were all factors that made fighting the fires in the East County challenging.