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September 25, 2010 (Santee) -- A brush fire in Santee charred approximately 40 acres late this afternoon, briefly threatening structures before firefights brought the blaze under control. Multiple agencies responded to the fire, which began at Carlton Hills and Lake Canyon.


According to Division Chief Eldridge of the Santee Fire Department the fire was fought by over 60 firefighters with 20 fire engines, 4 helicopters, and 2 fixed wing aircraft. During the fire one firefighter suffered a minor injury and was flown off the fire line by a nearby helicopter, no structures were damaged but several fences suffered damage.

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