Update 5:20 p.m. The fire is now out and was contained to less than an acre. Firefighters are mopping up hot spots, according to Santee Fire's Brett Eldridge. Cause is believed to be accidental, possibly from a bulldozer scraping rocks, he added.
September 2, 2010 (Santee) 4:40 p.m. – A brush fire has broken out at the Sycamore Landfill in Santee at 8514 Mast Boulevard. “So far I’ve seen Santee, El Cajon, and La Mesa Fire roll down my street,” said Mark Schoonover, who shot the photo above.
Andy Parr, Chief of Lakeside Fire District, said the fire is burning west toward San Diego but that he did not believe homes were in immediate danger. Incident Page Network reported earlier that structures are threatened on Pebble Beach Drive. An ASTREA helicopter is now on scene.