FORWARD SPREAD OF WILDCAT CANYON FIRE STOPPED AT 75 ACRES

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Update 9 p.m. - The forward spread of the fire was stopped at 75 acres (downgraded from earlier estimates on acreage). A total of ten engines, 4 fire crews, 2 airtankers, 3 helicopters, 1 bulldozer, 2 water tenders, 3 Chief Officers and 100 firefighters have worked to battle the blaze, Cal-Fire reports.

 

 The Sheriff has issued an advisory stating no homes were evacuated, contradicting earlier reports.

 

Update 5 p.m. --  Barona Operations reporting good progress. Fire holding on retardant lines and crews making progress. 

 

Update 4 p.m. -- Fire is 100 acres, burning toward Ramona Country Estates.  Wildcat Canyon Road is now closed in Lakeside and Ramona.  The fire is on the border of the Barona Indian Reservation and appears likely to burn into the reservation.

 

Currently there are 10 engines, 4 fire crews, 2 airtankers, 3 helicopters, 1 bulldozer, 2 water tenders, 3 Chief Officers (100 firefighters).

 

 Additional resources have been ordered. If you have updates PLEASE post in comments section below.

August 29, 2011 (Ramona) 3:15 p.m. – A "major"  50 acre fire is burning in Ramona near Wildcat Canyon Road and San Vicente, Incident Page Network reports. Structures are threatened. The fire is in a brushy area with medium fuels and moderate to rapid spread.

Correction: An early version of this story incorrectly stated that this fire started in Lakeside; in fact it is Ramona.

 

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Comments

final size - 75 acres

Arial mapping puts the Barona fire area at 75 acres. Fully contained, final flights at about 7:15PM.