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Lightning strikes ignite brush fires in San Diego County backcountry

Lightning strikes Friday afternoon caused several small brush fires in the backcountry of San Diego County, according to Cal-Fire, which has dispatched firefighters to the blazes to prevent them from spreading.

The fires near the hamlets of Boulevard and Sunshine Summit are threatening structures. Fires also broke out north of the Manzanita Indian Reservation and off Sunset Highway on Mt. Laguna.

The fires began between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.

--Tony Perry in San Diego 


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