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Brush fire east of Julian burns more than 300 acres

A brush fire east of Julian in northeast San Diego County has burned more than 300 acres, with the fire commander calling for more engines, firefighters and bulldozers to halt the spread of the blaze, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported late Saturday afternoon.

The fire, of unknown origin, was spotted shortly before 1 p.m. south of California Highway 78 near Shelter Valley. The fire, called the Great fire, is burning toward the Pacific Crest Trail.

More than 250 firefighters are on the scene, along with two water-dropping helicopters, four air tankers and other equipment. No structures have been reported as threatened.


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