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Eagle Fire in San Diego County grows to 9,000 acres

The Eagle Fire, which began Thursday night on the Los Coyote Indian Reservation in northeastern San Diego County, has now grown to 9,000 acres and two injuries have been reported, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officials said Saturday.

The fire is considered 30% contained and no structures have been damaged, although two cabins were evacuated and Native American archaeological sites are considered imperiled.

The fire has moved through rugged terrain thick with tall brush and is now visible from Borrego Springs. Its cause is not known.

More than 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze. The cost of fighting the fire is estimated at more than $2.5 million.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

 
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