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Brushfire in northeast San Diego County burns 900 acres

 A fast-moving brushfire has burned more than 900 acres in the northeast corner of San Diego County near Warner Springs, Cal Fire officials said.

The blaze, dubbed the Chihuahua fire, was started by a lightning strike around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, officials said. By midnight, no structures had been reported damaged but evacuations were ordered by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

More than 300 firefighters were attempting to contain the blaze. More personnel and equipment are expected to arrive after daybreak Friday.

The fire began as two separate blazes that, driven by wind, merged into one, Cal Fire officials said.

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