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Eagle fire in northern San Diego County is 45% contained

July 25, 2011 |  9:08 am

The Eagle fire in rugged, brush-filled terrain of northern San Diego County has now burned 12,500 acres and is 45% contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The blaze broke out Thursday night in the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation east of Warner Springs. Some 1,200 firefighters are battling the fire, which has forced the closure of a Boy Scouts camp, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and the Borrego Palms Canyon Trail and Campground.

Two injuries have been reported and one outbuilding has been destroyed. No cause has been determined for the fire. The cost of the firefighting effort has been put at $4.5 million.


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