By Miriam Raftery
May 1, 2014 (Spring Valley) – A brush fire along State Route 125 near Jamacha Boulevard in Spring Valley led to evacuations of several home along Elkelton Boulevard near Sweetwater Reservoir this afternoon.
The blaze charred about two acres and scorched a shed before firefighters brought it under control with help from a water-dropping helicopter. Animal Control was called to assist with pigs behind one of the homes, a witness stated.
The Brush Fire Partyline on Facebook posted this message of gratitude for firefighters: “Great job, Monte Vista! At least 10 homes were saved.”