Wildfire Burns Quarter-Acre at Viejas Reservation

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A brush fire sparked Saturday in a campground at the Viejas Reservation in San Diego’s East County, scorching approximately one quarter-acre of land, officials said.

The wildfire, dubbed the Brown Fire by authorities, started around 2:20 p.m. at 29 Browns Road, approximately 36 miles east of downtown San Diego.

Officials at the Cleveland National Forest said flames and smoke could be seen billowing from the campgrounds. The blaze initially spread at a moderate rate, but fire crews were able to quickly build a containment line around the flames.

By 3 p.m., firefighters had the upper-hand and canceled several units headed to the scene. No injuries were reported.

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