August 6, 2009 (San Diego’s East County)1:45 p.m. – Two brush fires in Lakeside and Poway have been quickly contained.
In Poway, a vegetation fire started at approximately noon today next to 15281 Hilltop Circle. “With assistance of the San Diego Fire Department, helicopters and us, we were qable to keep it at three acres,” Poway Fire Chief Mark Sanchez said. One structure was threatened, however no property damage or injuries occurred, he confirmed. “We are currently on scene doing mop-up."
The forward spread of another fire has been stopped at Broken Wheel Road and Eucalyptus Drive near the community of Eucalyptus Hills in Lakeside.
“The fire was dispatched at 11:11 and the cause is under investigation,” CAL-FIRE spokesperson Roxanne Provaznik reported. Five engines, two fire crews, two air tankers, a helicopter, a water tender, a bulldozer and a chief officer responded to the blaze, which was battled by CAL-FIRE and the Lakeside Fire Protection District.
“Firefighters will remain on scene for an hour or so mopping up any remaining hotspots,” Provaznik said early this afternoon.
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