August 30, 2009 (Ramona) - A five-acre brush fire off Steffy Road near Wilson Road in the Ramona area has been contained shortly after it began, CAL-FIRE reports. CAL-FIRE dispatched 12 engines, 2 fire crews, 1 bulldozer, 2 airtankers, 2 helicopter, 2 water tenders, and 2 chief officers for a total of approximately 100 fire fighters.
The U.S. Forest Service and San Diego Sheriff personnel also assisted in swiftly dousing the blaze, which originated wtih a mobile home, not an outbuilding as CAL-FIRE had originally reported. The fire began at 11:53 this morning; command was released shortly before 3 p.m. this afternoon. Cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
A little correction
The fire started from mowing dried annual grasses in 103 degree temperatures and 9% humidity.
People have to remember to cut their weeds early in the day. With the weather conditions we had last weekend and the days prior. No time was really good. There was a motorhome that was damaged and a vehicle. It there had been clearance around these, they would not have burned. Please folks, help us help you by providing the clearance.
This is from one that responded to this fire.