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Ramona Brush Fire - 100% Contained


Last updated 7/27/2016 at 10:40am

Courtesy of CalFire

Fire Fighters traverse the steep terrain to contain Ramona's Rock Fire

Update CalFire state that the fire is now 100% contained and damage remains at 28 acres with no casualties reported due to the blaze.

CalFire reports the Ramona Rock fire is currently covering 28 acres and 85% contained.

Flames gutted a four-door sedan and ignited brush alongside state Route 67 Fri. July 22, causing a wildfire that threatened some homes as it spread over hilly terrain east of ‪Poway‬.

The blaze erupted near Rockhouse Road in the ‪Ramona‬ area shortly after 2:30 p.m., according to Cal Fire.

Crews were able to hold the wind-blown fire at about two acres for a time, before the flames jumped containment lines in the late afternoon and began moving across more open land.

Courtesy of Julian Alerts

By shortly before 6 p.m., crews fighting the fire on the ground and aboard air tankers and water-dropping helicopters had again halted the spread of the blaze, Cal Fire Capt. Kendal Bortisser said.

As of 6:30 p.m., state agencies reported the fire had burned roughly 20 acres and was 5 percent contained.

Deputies evacuated people out of about 20 homes on Rockhouse Road, Jackie Street and Tommie Lane as a precaution.

Caltrans is reporting that SR-67 is operating a one-way traffic control north bound between Rockhouse Rd. and Mt. Woodson.

No structural damage or injuries have been reported and evacuation orders have been lifted.


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