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Firefighters Contain Green Fire, Route 79


Last updated 10/16/2017 at 10:35pm

A small brush fire that burned approximately 8-acres near a campground in the San Diego County mountains was fully contained Sunday Oct. 15.

The blaze was first reported at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 14 in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.

At around 5:00 p.m. Sunday, the fire was reported as 100 percent contained at eight acres, according to Cal Fire San Diego. The fire was located near the Green Valley Area Campground, off state Route 79 about 45 miles east of San Diego.

Five engines were involved in battling the fire today -- down "significantly" from Saturday, Cal Fire spokesman Kendal Bortisser said. Forecasted winds Saturday night had initially sparked concern that the fire could spread.

Fire units made good progress from the air, and on the ground, also working overnight to get the blaze out.

There were no threats to structures.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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