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Cal Fire Halts Spread of 65-Acre Brush Fire East of Otay Mountain

After knocking down a fire in Oceanside earlier Sunday, crews headed down south shortly after to handle another

Cal Fire San Diego/San Diego County Fire crews march towards a wildfire that started in far east San Diego County on Sunday, June 12, 2022.
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A brush fire that broke out in far east San Diego County on Sunday night was 25% contained and no longer spreading Monday, according to Cal Fire San Diego.

The brush fire that started in a remote area south of Barrett Junction, near Dulzura, started around 6:45 p.m. and charred an estimated 65 acres before midnight Sunday, Cal Fire said.

The agency said crews worked through the night to hold the fire at 65 acres. Video released by Cal Fire showed dozens of suited-up fire crews marching towards the blaze in darkness.

No injuries were reported. It was not immediately clear if there was any property damaged. Cal Fire on Sunday said about 16 structures were being evaluated for fire risk.

Earlier Sunday, crews from all over San Diego County helped to contain a 75-acre brush fire that broke out near homes in Oceanside.

Forecasters warn of elevated fire danger in the coming days.

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