September 26, 2013 (San Diego's East County) --Fires are burning off I-8 at Dunbar Lane in Alpine, Greenfield in El Cajon, and Los Coches Road behind Vons in the Lakeside/El Cajon area. The first blaze began about 5:30. 10 News has a live video http://www.10news.com/video/live_video.
An eyewitness told 10 News that as she passed Greenfield, she saw a string of small flames popping up. She said she got repeated busy signals trying to call 911.
"Right now the total acreage is around 30 acres," Mike Mohler of Cal-Fire reported. "Firefighters are making good progress but we still have a long way to go." Homes are threatened and residents have been advised to leave some homes on Lotus Lane. Mohler said authorities are investigating the possibility of arson, or a vehicle malfunction.
Authorities urge residents, if asked to evacuate, to do so and for motorists to avoid the area if possible to allow firefighting vehicles to get through.