Evacuation order lifted in San Diego County fire
An evacuation order has been lifted for homes once threatened by the fast-moving Banner fire east of Julian in northern San Diego County.
Residents of more than 100 homes in the Shelter Valley area had been ordered to evacuate Thursday afternoon as the fire moved eastward. But by midnight, several hundred firefighters had asserted enough control that the order was lifted and Highway 78 reopened.
At daybreak, Cal-Fire reported that 2,500 acres had been charred and that the fire was 20% contained. No structural damage or injuries were reported.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego
Image: A map of the area affected by the Banner fire in San Diego County. Credit: Google Maps