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Chihuahua fire in northeast San Diego County near containment

August 12, 2012 |  8:07 am

With firefighters establishing a 1.5-mile containment line, the forward march of the Chihuahua brush fire in northeast San Diego County has been halted and full containment is expected Sunday night, Cal Fire reported Sunday morning.

The fire, which broke out Thursday after a lightning strike, has burned about 1,900 acres, Cal Fire said, although no structures have been lost. Evacuation orders for residents near Warner Springs have been lifted.

The fire is named for Chihuahua Valley Road, near the blaze's origin. On Saturday, nearly 900 firefighters were working to contain the fire, aided by air tankers and water-dropping helicopters. Containment is set at 80%.

— Tony Perry in San Diego