Fire Near Ramona Knocked Down - NBC 7 San Diego

Fire Near Ramona Knocked Down

100-acre blaze burning toward San Diego Country Estates



    Fire Near Ramona Knocked Down
    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.

    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.