September 25, 2019 8 a.m. -- The Dehesa Fire is now 21% contained, Cal Fire reports.
9 p.m. -- All evacuation orders, warnings and road closures have been lifted, County Emergency Sevices reoprts.
5:30 p.m. --The Sheriff’s Department has issued an evacuation order in the area of Dehesa Road and Sloane Canyon Road, County Emergency Services reports. A temporary evacuation point has been designated at Los Coches Middle School located at 9669 Dunbar Lane in El Cajon. If you need emergency assistance with evacuation, call 9-1-1. The fire has burned over 150 acres, according to Cal Fire.
4:25 p.m. -- CHP is preparing to shut down Sloan Canyon at Dehesa and eastbound Dehesa from Casino Road to Japatul
3:50 p.m. -- The #DehesaFire is now 25 acres and burning at a rapid rate of speed, Cal Fire reports.
East County Wildfire & Emergency Alert Service
Photo, right by Doug Stocker, taken from the gun club on Sycuan Truck Trail
September 24, 2019 (San Diego's East County) -- A brush fire reported by Cal Fire is burning east of Dehesa Road near Sloan Canyon, east of the Sycuan Casino, Cal Fire reports. Ground crews are battling the #DehesaFire and multiple air tankers have been requested. Scanner traffic indicates additional engine crews have been requested for structure protection.
Firefighers from multiple agencies meanwhile have suppressed a small brush fire near West Main and Travelodge in El Cajon that scorched 1.5 and burned within 50 feet of homes in Fletcher Hills. The cause remains under investigation.