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100-plus homes evacuated in 820-acre San Diego County fire [Video]

June 18, 2012 |  6:59 am

A brush fire in eastern San Diego County along Old Highway 80 has burned 820 acres and is 30% contained, Cal-Fire reported early Monday.

Residents of more than 100 homes were ordered to evacuate late Sunday; the Golden Acorn Casino also was evacuated.

The fire broke out Sunday afternoon east of Campo and was pushed by strong, erratic winds, Cal-Fire said. By Sunday night, the fire was being fought by crews of 30 engines, four fixed-wing aircraft and four water-dropping helicopters.

One structure was reported destroyed by what firefighters have dubbed the Old fire. An eastern stretch of Highway 94 and Old Highway 80 was closed.


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