LIGHTNING IGNITES SEVERAL FIRES IN EAST COUNTY; WARNER SPRINGS FIRE NOW 150 ACRES

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Update October 1:  The Chihuahua Fire in Warner Springs was 50% contained as of 9 a.m. October 1. Cal-Fire has estimated the total acreage downward to 40 acres (from 100 acres estimated yesterday).  The Border Fire is 100% contained.

 

September 30, 2011 (San Diego's East County)--Cal Fire is on scene of several lightning caused fires in the backcountry of San Diego County, Captain Roxanne Provaznik reports.  Structures are threatened near Boulevard and Sunshine Summit not far from where fires charred acreage just yesterday.  

 

 

The Border Fire is near the community of Boulevard.  This fire is 10 acres in size, off of Tierra Real Lane, and spreading rapidly; structures in the area are threatened. The fire was reported at 4:24.

 

The Chihuahua Fire is near the community of Sunshine Summit near Warner Springs. The fire is 2 to 3 acres in size, off of Chihuahua Vally road, and spreading rapidly.  Some structures in the area are threatened. Air tankers and ground crews are on the scene, a resident in the vicinity has informed ECM. The fire was reported at 4:25.

 

The Cain Fire has been contained at 1 acre. This fire was north of the Manzanita Indian Reservation, no structures were threatened and the fire was reported at 2:33.

 

The Lucky Fire has been contained at 1/4 acre. This fire was off of Sunrise Highway in Mt. Laguna, no structures were threatened and the fire was reported at 3:02.

 

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Fires are so terrifying! When

Fires are so terrifying! When I was a little girl, my family home burned down entirely, leaving my parents devastated. I really didn't know any better being that I was only 5 years old, but I distinctly remember my father's tears. Not that the house was gone, but that the memories were, and specifically, the only pictures he had of his father. That experience taught me a few life lessons. #1 if you have priceless possessions like family photos or heirlooms that need to be preserved, think about getting a fire safe or storing digital copies of photos on an online storage service. #2 turn off the stove when you're done cooking!