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Containment expected Tuesday in 907-acre San Diego County fire

June 19, 2012 |  7:21 am

Full containment is expected Tuesday night of a brush fire in eastern San Diego County that has burned 907 acres, Cal Fire officials said.

No additional structures have been destroyed in the past 24 hours, but evacuation orders remain for 150 homes in the Old Highway 80 area, east of Campo, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The blaze, dubbed the Old fire, broke out Sunday afternoon and spread quickly, destroying a mobile home and an outbuilding. The cause has not been determined. No injuries have been reported.

Nearly 500 firefighters, backed by four air tankers and five water-dropping helicopters, have been attacking the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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