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Eagle Fire at 12,800 acres; firefighters 'making progress' [Video]

July 26, 2011 |  9:11 am

The Eagle Fire, burning since Thursday night in northeast San Diego County, has scorched 12,800 acres and is 45% contained as firefighters are helped by a change in the weather, Cal-Fire reported Tuesday morning.

More than 2,100 firefighters are battling the blaze, some ferried into remote areas by Air National Guard helicopters as the fire burns through grass, brush and oak and pine trees. Six firefighters have suffered injuries and the cost of fighting the fire has been estimated at $6.5 million.

The fire is burning east and northwest. Firefighters "are making progress," helped by a return of moist weather, according to Cal-Fire.

No cause of the blaze, which broke out in Los Coyote Indian Reservation east of Warner Springs, has been determined. Only one outbuilding has been destroyed.


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Video: KSWB-TV