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Eagle Fire burns 4,000 acres, moving east toward Borrego Springs

The Eagle Fire, which began Thursday night on the Los Coyote Indian Reservation in northeastern San Diego County, has now burned more than 4,000 acres and is moving east toward Borrego Springs, Cal-Fire officials said Saturday.

The fire is considered 30% contained. There have been no reports of injuries or structural damage although two cabins were evacuated and Native American archaeological sites are considered imperiled.

The fire, for which a cause is unknown, has moved through rugged terrain thick with tall brush and is now visible from Borrego Springs.

About 824 firefighters and seven airtankers are fighting the blaze. The cost of fighting the fire is estimated at more than $2 million.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

 
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