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Firefighter Injured Battling Fire Near Japatul Valley Road, Fire Spread Stopped

Cal Fire said firefighters were making good progress

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Firefighters have stopped the spread of a vegetation fire that grew to 10 acres near Japatul Valley Road, Cal Fire San Diego said Friday.

The Hawk Fire was reported at around 1 p.m. near Japatul Valley Road and Red Hawk Ridge. The fire was growing at a moderate rate of spread, Cal Fire said.

As SkyRanger 7 flew overhead the fire, multiple engines were seen on the ground and helicopters were seen dropping water.

By 2 p.m., Cal Fire said firefighters were making good progress and an hour later the spread had been stopped.

Firefighters will remain at the scene with Cleveland National Forest officials to mop-up and contain.

NBC 7 Reporter Artie Ojeda reported a U.S. Forest Service firefighter had been injured while working on combating the fire. No word on the extent of the injury. The firefighter was conscious and talking.

This vegetation fire started as a Red Flag Warning is in effect in San Diego County's mountains and valleys. The warning is in effect until 9 a.m. Saturday. The warning was prompted by strong winds and low humidity forecasted over the weekend.

The dangerous conditions led San Diego Gas & Electric to prepare for emergency power shutoffs in those regions.

SkyRanger 7 flew over the vegetation fire as fire officials were seen combating the fire.

No other information was available.

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