Update: The fire is 75% contained, reports Cal Fire San Diego shortly before 5 p.m.
By Miriam Raftery and Jonathan Goetz
August 1, 2021 (Julian) - The #QueenFire has burned 15 acres near the Desert Queen Mine, approximately 2 miles east of Banner and 5 miles east of Julian near State Route 78.
The fire is burning in difficult terrain for ground crews. Cal Fire reported at approximately 3:18 p.m. that "[f]irefighters continue to make great progress from the air and ground."