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July 8, 2012 (Rancho San Diego)-- Rancho San Diego- San Miguel firefighters along with Cal Fire held a wildland fire in Rancho San Diego today to half an acre.

The fire started in a gulley west of Campo Road at Jamacha Blvd., an area that contains several homeless camps. Discarded clothing and debris burned along with brush and grass, San Miguel Fire reports. Cal Fire is conducting an investigation into the cause.

This part of Rancho San Diego is in a “State Responsibility Area”, so both agencies respond under a unified command. As customary in a fire with this potential, Cal Fire activated Air-Tac, scrambling two fixed wing aircraft and two helicopters.

Ground crews contained the brush fire in about 15 minutes, and cancelled the air attack. No structures were immediately threatened. No injuries were reported.

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