250-Acre Rangeland Fire Burning Near Ramona 100-Percent Contained - NBC 7 San Diego

250-Acre Rangeland Fire Burning Near Ramona 100-Percent Contained

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    Crews Battle Brush Fire in Ramona

    The fire briefly threatened homes. NBC 7's Alex Presha has the story. (Published Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018)

    Cal Fire announced Friday crews had reached 100-percent containment on the Rangeland Fire that sparked Thursday near Ramona.

    Cal Fire reported the fire at 250 acres. At around 8:45 p.m. Thursday, it was only 60-percent contained.

    A few hours earlier, the agency said it had stopped its forward spread. The blaze started around 1 p.m. near Rangeland Road and State Route 78.

    It grew to more than 100 acres within an hour and was threatening homes along Rangeland Road, Cal Fire said. About an hour later, Cal Fire said crews had mitigated the threat.

    Flames could be seen shooting 15 feet in the air right by the highway near Ramona.

    A firefighter suffered a minor injury Thursday battling the Rangeland Fire near Ramona, Cal Fire said.
    The agency did not give any additional information about the injury.
    A firefighter suffered a minor injury Thursday, Cal Fire said. The agency did not give any additional information about the injury.

    California Highway Patrol limited California State Route 78 between Weekend Villa Road and Bandy Canyon Road to one lane for most of the day Friday before it was completely reopened at around 6:30 p.m.

    Cal Fire crews were working in a unified command with firefighters from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. The California Highway Patrol and San Diego Police Department were also responding.

    The cause is unknown.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.