East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts
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Update 2 p.m.: The fire is now 100 acres and 5% contained, per Cal Fire.
Update 2:45 p.m.: Per CalFire, evacuation orders have broadened to the area along Skyline Truck Tr. from the 15000 block to Twisted Oak Rd. Also included is the area on Wisecarver Truck Trail. A temporary evacuation point will be Regal Edwards movie theater in Rancho San DIego at 2951 Jamacha Rd., El Cajon.
Update 6:40 p.m.: Forward spread has been stopped. The fire is 100 acres and 10% contained. No structures or livestock were lost and there were no injuries.
June 11, 2020 (Jamul) -- Cal Fire is at the scene of a vegetation fire in the 17000 block of Skyline Truck Trail in the Lawson Valley area of Jamul. As of 12:45 p.m. the fire is 20 acres and spreading at a moderate rate, per Cal Fire/County Fire Authority.
Skyline Truck Trail is closed from Lawson Valley Rdo to Honey Springs Road in Lyons Valley.
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