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Brush fire breaks out on San Diego County Indian reservation

July 22, 2011 |  6:35 am

A brush fire that erupted Thursday night has burned more than 400 acres on the Los Coyote Indian Reservation in northeast San Diego County, officials said Friday morning.

The blaze, dubbed the Eagle fire, is 10% contained, with its spread listed as "moderate" in the heavy brush of the 25,000-acre reservation, officials said. The fire is off Highway 79 and Camino San Ignacio, east of the resort community of Warner Springs.

No injuries are reported, but two cabins and innumerable archaeological sites are threatened, officials said.

More than 200 firefighters are battling the blaze, using 22 engines and three bulldozers, according to the San Diego unit of CalFire.


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