Update June 20, 2021 11 a.m. -- The fire is holding at 343 acres and remains 5% contained, Cal Fire reports this morning.
By Miriam Raftery
June 19, 2021 (San Diego’s East County) – A brush fire burning near Canebrake along the Great Southern Overland trail has scorched 500 acres and is zero percent contained as of early this afternoon, Cal Fire reports. The #OverlandFire is east of Mount Laguna in the Anza-Borrego Desert.
No evacuations have been ordered as of 1:30 p.m. The fire is in a remote location and is not currently threatening any structures. However, a Cal Fire spokesman on Twitter indicated access for ground crews is difficult due to rugged terrain, requiring additional air resources that are now on scene.
Several Canebrake residents contacted ECM to clarify that the fire is not burning within the community of Canebrake, but to the west.
Hot shot crews are staging at Agua Caliente Springs Airport, says Brett Staulbaum, who sent the two images below taken from near Vallecito County Park. He adds, "Fire looks like it is burning in the Sawtooth wilderness area." (images by Brett Stalbaum, license CC by ND 2.0)
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