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Fire in northeast San Diego County has burned 2,000 acres, is 20% contained


The brush fire east of Julian in northeast San Diego County is "holding" at 2,000 acres and is 20% contained, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Sunday night.

More than 1,000 residents have been advised via telephone to be prepared to evacuate. But no evacuation order has been given.

The fire, called the Great fire, broke out Saturday afternoon. Its origin is unknown. By Sunday night, it was being battled by 1,486 firefighters.

Cost of fighting the fire has been set at $650,000. No structures have yet been reported damaged.

--Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: Firefighters establishing fire line to stop the advance of the Great Fire in northeast San Diego County. Credit: Kevin Pack / California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection


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