East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts
Update 10:30 p.m. The fire is 2 acres and fire spread has been stopped. Firefighters will remain at scene overnight and into the morning to complete containment line and mop-up, per Cal Fire.
Photos by Chet Kalinowska
July 25, 2019 (Warner Springs) -- Lightning has sparked a brush fire on the Los Coyotes reservation in the Warner Springs area. The fire has burned approximately 1.5 acres as of 7:30 p.m., below the historic Hot Springs overlook.
Cal Fire reports that air resources are holding the fire's spread to a minimum while ground crews gain acces in difficult terrain to build a hand line around the #Springsfire.
Federal firefighters from Cleveland National Forest are assisting Cal Fire on the fire including two helicopters, a hot shot crew, chief officer, fire engine and a water tender.
Sign up to receive free East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts via email at the top right side of our homepage and you can also receive a free weekly e-newsletter with top local news and events. You can also follow East County Alert on Twitter for brief text alerts on your mobile phone. We recommend all of the above, since you don't know what form of communication will work best in a major regional emergency.