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By Miriam Raftery

Photos by Dennis Richardson

Update 7:30 p.m. -- Cause of the fire has been determined to be accidental, due to workers installing a fence. 

August 27, 2010 (El Cajon) updated 1:30 p.m. -- Heartland Fire dispatch confirms that a fire that forced evacuation of homes near Grossmont College is now fully contained.  No buildings were lost or damaged.

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The fire charred about 12 acres north of the campus.  Evacuations were ordered for the 8900 block of Clifford Heights, as East County Magazine reported earlier this morning.  About 50 workers were evacuated from buildings at the north end of campus, but no classes were disrupted.


A multi-agency strike team composed of "all East County agencies" provided a "high wildland response," according to Monica Zech, spokesperson for the City of El Cajon.


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