Crews Get Handle on 15-Acre Miramar Fire Near Santee

The fire started amid temperatures in the low 90s

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Firefighters responded Thursday to a vegetation fire near the Sycamore Landfill on the border between Santee and San Diego's Miramar neighborhood.

The fire, dubbed the Miramar Fire, was reported in vegetation near Mast Boulevard and Sycamore Landfill Road at about 1:40 p.m., prompting a response from crews with the San Diego and Santee fire departments.

The fire started amid temperatures in the low 90s and was moving at a slow rate of spread. But within 30 minutes, the fire had grown to three acres and had reached MCAS Miramar property, according to San Diego fire. The agency also said there were a few spot fires burning east of Interstate 15 near Pomerado Road.

The fire increased to 15 acres by 3 p.m. but firefighters had a handle on the blaze. By the evening, the fire's forward progress had been stopped, MCAS Miramar said.

The portion on base was 25 percent contained while San Diego Fire-Rescue said the portion they were battling was 65 percent contained.

MCAS Miramar believed full containment could be reached overnight.

The SDFD said they had a total of 77 personnel, 10 engines, three helicopters and two water tenders assigned to the fire.

Shortly before, a brush fire started in Jamul along Skyline Truck Trail. Cal Fire San Diego said they had the 100-acre fire 5 percent contained by 2:15 p.m. The fire was moving with a moderate rate of spread and prompted evacuations.

No other information was immediately available.

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