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June 9, 2017 (El Cajon) - Cal Fire crews are at the scene of a 10-acre brush fire south of I-8 at Los Coches.  Lanes are re-opened and the forward spread has been stopped, but be advised.

No structures are threatened or injuries to residents are reported, according to Cal Fire.

The fire is 10% contained.

Cal Fire is investigating whether the fire may have been intentionally caused.
If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.  Monitor local television and radio stations, or call the San Diego County Information line by calling 2-1-1 for updated information.
For animal emergencies related to this fire please contact Animal Services Dispatch (619) 767-2675.  You can also contact the San Diego Humane Society.

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Not Just Calfire

This fire was primarily handled by Central Zone fire agencies as it was in their jurisdiction (Lakeside Fire District). Responding agencies included: Heartland Fire-Rescue, Lakeside, Alpine, Santee, Barona, Sycuan, and Viejas. San Miguel/Calfire (Crest, Bostonia, Vista Grande) engines were also on the initial dispatch due to their proximity to the incident. San Diego Sheriff ASTREA Copters 10 and 11 were also on the incident. In addition to being located in the Lakeside Fire District, this area is also in "State Responsibility Area" or SRA, thus the additional Calfire response (engines, crews, overhead) including fixed-wing aircraft. As you may recall, residents living in SRA are assessed an additional tax ($152.33) every year for "fire prevention" activities. It is instructive to understand that local fire agencies DO NOT receive any of this revenue.