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October 2, 2009 (Pauma Valley) -- CALFIRE reported a half-acre brush fire in the community of Pauma Valley off Rincon Ranch Road and South Mesa Drive. The fire was started by a lightning strike mid slope and burned uphill towards a grove.


The fire was reported at 3:22 p.m., however the spread of fire was halted at 3:37 p.m. Structures in the area were not touched.


Three helicopters, two airtankers, two water teders,  one bulldozer, six fire crews and 12 engines were called. The Incident Commander has relased the aircraft and cancelled all resources not on scene except for 1 fire crew.


Firefighters will remain on scene to mop up any remaining hot spots.


Calfire was being assisted by the U.S. Forest Service, Reservation Fire Departments and the San Diego County Sheriff Department.

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