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Four brush fires in San Diego County burn more than 1,000 acres

August 14, 2012 |  7:14 am

Four separate fires in northeast San Diego County have burned more than 1,000 acres but no structures have been damaged nor homes threatened, Cal Fire officials said Tuesday.

The fires, called the Vallecito complex, were started by lightning strikes east of Julian. The area has been hit by hundreds of lightning strikes in recent days.

The fires are listed as 0% contained. More than 600 firefighters are battling the blazes, aided by air tankers.


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