Brush Fire Near Ramona Halted at 50 Acres, Highway Reopened

The fire is in Clevenger Canyon near Ramona off Highway 78, south of Clevenger Trails

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A brush fire in Clevenger Canyon near Ramona shut down Highway 78 on Sunday, Cal Fire San Diego said.

Cal Fire first reported the fire to be approximately 30 acres with a slow and moderate rate of spread around 6 p.m.

At 7:15 p.m., Cal Fire tweeted the fire reached 50 acres and was 0% contained.

Around 7:30 p.m., the fire was 20% contained, Cal Fire said. Firefighters planned to work through the night to build a containment line.

By Monday morning, the fire had been stopped but firefighters would remain on scene throughout the day to increase the containment line.

Highway 78 was closed from Horizon View to San Pasqual on Sunday but was reopened by Monday. Cal Fire advised people to avoid the area until the fire was out.

No other information was available.

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