UPDATE AS OF 9:50 PM: FIRE IS 10% CONTAINED
UPDATE AS OF 8:57 PM: ALL MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS HAVE BEEN LIFTED
By Miriam Raftery
Photos by Jonathan Goetz
July 11, 2017 (Lakeside) -- The fast-moving #JenningsFire has charred over 300 acres in the past hour and forced shutdown of I-8 in both directions from Lake Jennings Road to Dunbar Lane.
At least five structures remain threatened as of 3:30 p.m.. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered on Viewside, south of I-8, Cal-Fire reports.
The fire, which began in brush at 1:40 p.m., is burning toward propane tanks at Kamps Propane, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Airtankers and ground crews are battling the blaze.
Fire is burning southeast from the freeway toward Harbison Canyon Rd, the Santee Sheriff substation tweeted. Residents in Harbison Canyon and Crest should be on alert!