FIRE BURNING IN JAMUL NEAR MT. MIGUEL

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Update 5:20 p.m.: The fire's forward spread has been stopped at 20 acres, Cal Fire's Roxanne Provaznik reports. No structures were burned. Proctor Valley Road remains  closed between Chula Vista and Jamul. Echo Way is also closed but should be opened soon. 

Update 4:47 p.m.: 100 firefighters are battling the Proctor Fire in the Jamul area. First reported at 4:03 p.m., the blaze is now 20 acres.

Cause is under investigation; there is no immediate structure threat.

Cal Fire and the San Diego Fire Authority are on the scene with 15 engines, 5 fire crews, 1 bulldozer, 2 water tenders, 3 helicopters, 4 airtankers and 2 chief officers. San Miguel Fire has also been dispatched.

"I was on the phone and had to get off because so many firetrucks were screaming past on Jamacha," said

ECM videographer Paul Kruz in Granite Hills.

Update 4:30 p.m.: The fire is now 10-15 acres, about 1.5 miles from Highway 94.

July 25, 2012 (Jamul) – An eight-acre fire has been reported at 128480 Proctor Valley Road in Jamul.  Cal Fire and Heartland Fire have been dispatched to the blaze.

“It is burning near the base of Mt. Miguel, toward the mountain,” Cal Fire spokesman Mike Mohler told ECM at 4:10 p.m.  “They are laying hoses.”  There is no threat to structures at this time, he added. 

ECM reader Jeff Harrison advised that he can see three planes now circling over the fire, which is also near a campground.

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