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Update 10:15 a.m. - Forward spread of this fire has been stopped at 30 acres, CAl FIRE Captain Kendal Bortisser reports.  The fire burned to Friars and 163, per ECM reporter Nadin Abbott. This fire has been under unified command of CAL FIRE, Santee Fire and Miramar Fire.

By Miriam Raftery

Photo by Mike Schoonover

May 17, 2014 (Santee) 9:15 a.m. – A brush fire is burning in  the Sycamore Canyon/Santee area in rugged terrain accessible by hand crews and brush trucks; aerial resources have been dispatched.  The fire is now two to three acres. Smoke is visible from State Route 125. 

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Final from Cal Fire

CAL FIRE ‏@CAL_FIRE 5m #SycamoreFire [final] Sycamore Canyon north of Santee (San Diego County) is 100% contained at 26 acres.

Thanks Nadin.

Apparently they revised down the acreage from the estimate Kendal told me earlier. Readers this is fairly common after they do all the mapping.