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Update August 29, 2011 -  According to the Cleveland National Forest Inciweb the fire is 40 percent contained and has burned 120 acres.  The Deerhorn Valley Antler confirms planes are continuing to scoop water to combat the blaze today.   Cost to fight this fire was $200,000 and lightning was the cause.

Update 8:45 p.m. - Forward spread of the fire has been stopped at 100+ acres, Roxanne Provaznik at Cal-Fire reports.  Firefighters will stay on scene through the night to obtain full containment and mp up hot spots.  

Update 5:40 p.m. -- Air tankers are now on scene at the Ridge Fire. There was a delay due to thunderstorms; access is difficult due to terrain and presence of powerlines, according to a post at the Wildland Fire "hot list."


August 28, 2011 (Lake Morena) 5:20 p.m. -– Cal-Fire is assisting the U.S. Forest Service in combating a 100-acre fire. The blaze is located south of Interstate 8 and east of Buckman Springs Road, northeast of the Lake Morena community. No structures are threatened.


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