July 19, 2010 (Lyons Valley) -- A brush fire in the Lyons Valley area of Jamul has been contained at three acres, Cal-Fire reports. No structures were damaged or destroyed, but smoke was widely visible in the Deerhorn Flats area to the east, between Deerhorn Valley and Barrett Lake. (photo: View from Lyons Valley peak webcam at 1:30 p.m.)
The editor of the Deerhorn Valley Antler and www.deerhornvalley.net provided the following report in an e-mail late this morning: "There is a large response: 2 helicopters picking up water from the Lind's lake off Deerhorn Valley Rd. Earlier there were two fire bomber planes circling. Deerhorn Station 37 CDF, CalFire, Sheriff, CHP. Smoke is thinning and white, very little breeze."
A a live view of the area may be seen via the HP Wren Camera on Lyons Peak:
http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/cameras/LyonsPeak.html (EAST VIEW)
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.