BRUSH FIRE NEAR RANCHITA STOPPED

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Update October 27, 2011 at 12:50 p.m. -- The fire's spread has been stopped at 15 acres or less, Cal-Fire spokesperson Roxanne Provaznik confirms.  "The Incident Commander has released  one strike team of engines, three water tenders, and all aerial firefighting equipment, except for one helicopter," she said. Firefighters will be committed for several more hours mopping up any remaining hot spots.

 October 27, 2011 (Ranchita) – A major brush fire has “large potential,” Incident Page Network reports. The fire was reported at 10:37 a.m. at a campground in Anza-Borrego State Park at Montezuma Valley Road and Wilson Road, approximately eight miles northeast of Julian. View a map.

 The fire is currently at 15-20 acres, according to Cal-Fire. (IPN has listed it at 25 acres.) 

"Currently we have 15 engines, five airtankers, four helicopters, six fire crews, four water tenders, one bulldozer, two chief officers (150 firefighters) on scene or in route," Roxanne Provaznik with Cal-Fire reports.  


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