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Brush fire east of Julian burns 2,000 acres; containment expected for Thursday

October 4, 2011 |  3:13 pm

The brush fire that erupted Saturday east of Julian in northeast San Diego County remains at 2,000 acres and is now 75% contained, with full control expected Thursday,the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Tuesday.

More than 1,000 firefighters remain are battling the Great fire. No structures are threatened, and an evacuation advisory issued Sunday has been withdrawn.

The cause of the blaze has not been determined.


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