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Fire hits eastern San Diego County, burns 60 acres before being halted

May 22, 2009 |  4:01 pm

A fast-moving fire in eastern San Diego County scorched 60 acres today and prompted evacuation of several homes before its spread was halted by 300 firefighters, 45 engines, five air-tankers and five water-dropping helicopters, CalFire reported.

The fire broke out on Willow Glen Drive near Singing Hills Golf Course on the outskirts of El Cajon about 1 p.m. By 3 p.m., the fire was no longer spreading or threatening structures.

The cause of the blaze, dubbed the Willow fire, was unknown. No prediction has been made about when firefighters will have the fire extinguished.

--Tony Perry