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Brush fire in San Diego County 90% contained

June 20, 2012 |  7:32 am

Approximate location of fire shown in red.

A brush fire in eastern San Diego County that has burned 995 acres is now 90% contained with full containment expected Thursday, Cal-Fire officials said Wednesday.

All evacuation orders have been lifted, and the Golden Acorn Casino, closed briefly, remains open. One residence and one recreational vehicle were destroyed by the blaze, which erupted Sunday afternoon east of Campo along Old Highway 80.

Dubbed the Old fire, it is being fought by 786 firefighters backed by three air tankers and three water-dropping helicopters. No injuries have been reported.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.


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Image: Approximate location of fire shown in red. Credit: Google Maps