East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts
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Update September 6, 2022: Cause of the fire was an improperly maintained vehicle, Cal Fire confirms. The #CaesarFire is now 100% ontained at 50 acres; all evacuation orders have been lifted.
Update 7 p.m.: The Sheriff’s Department has lifted most evacuation orders and warnings, though residents in and around the fire perimeter are still under an evacuation order. A map of the remaining evacuation order is available at https://emergencymap.sandiegocounty.gov/index.html.
September 5, 2022 (Ramona) -- The #CaesarFire has charred 50 acres in a blaze that started north of Highway 78 at Ramona Trails Drive in the Witch Creek area east of Ramona, Cal Fire reports. The fire sparked evacuations due to structure threats but forward spread has now been halted.
A temporary evacuation point is set up at Olive Pierce Middle School, 1521 Hanson Lane, Ramona. An animal evacuation shelter is open at the Ramona Rodeo Grounds, 421 Aqua Lane in Ramona.