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Update Oct. 1, 2011 10:15 p.m. -  Crews from Los Angeles have been called to assist on the Great Fire, which has swelled to 960 acres, per Cal-Fire, and continues to burn to the northeast toward the desert.  It is 5% contained.


Update 6 p.m. -- The Great Fire is now 350 acres. Cal Fire's Incident page reports that the wind has shifted and is now coming from west southwest, the fire is burning to the northeast toward the desert into sparser fuels, away from populated areas. No structures are currently threatened, Cal Fire spokesperson Roxanne Provaznik said.  


October 1, 2011 (Julian) -- The "Great Fire" is burning in the Scissors Crossing area at th base of Granite Mountain.  The blaze began on the south side of Highway 78 approximately a half mile from S-2 in the Banner Grade area, near Julian.


 Currently the fire is estimated at 300 acres and burning toward Pacific Crest Trail, however no structures are presently threatened, said Roxanne Provaznik of Cal Fire.


Air tankers and multiple strike teams are on the scene, where over 250 firefighters are battling the blaze.















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