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San Diego County brush fire grows to 1,650 acres

August 10, 2012 |  2:08 pm

A brush fire in northeast San Diego County that began with a lightning strike on Thursday has burned 1,650 acres, Cal Fire announced Friday.

Called the Chihuahua fire, the blaze was about 10% contained as of midday, officials said.

Several hundred firefighters are trying to contain the fire in 99-degree weather with wind gusts up to 17 mph, Cal Fire said.

No structures have been reported damaged, but homeowners in an area outside Warner Springs have been ordered to evacuate.


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Photo: Cal Fire crews attack a blaze in northern San Diego County on Thursday. Credit: Kevin Pack / Associated Press