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Update 1:46 p.m. - The fire is now 8 acres and is 90% contained, Incident Page Network reports.

July 9, 2012 (1:25 p.m.) -- A fire that began at Metate Lane and Carriage Road in Poway shortly before 1 p.m. today has grown to seven acres, Greg George, Emergency Resource Officer at San Diego Fire Department told ECM.  "It is still in fairly light fuel but it is growing," he said. 

Fixed wing aircraft and helicopters are battling the blaze, which is in a grassy area south of Metate. Cal Fire air resources are assisting San Diego Fire officials.

“There is a fair amount of smoke,” said David Genser, who lives at Poway Royal Estates, a mobile home park  about a block from the blaze.  “It appeared to start at a bottom of the hill and climbed it. There are buildings at the top of the hill, but they do not appear to be in danger right now." 


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