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Fire crews continue to monitor hotspots of a wildfire near Lakeside

The blaze, which broke out Wednesday, is at present at 4.5% containment, and burned nearly 5 acres.

SAN DIEGO — Fire crews are monitoring hotspots Thursday morning of a wildfire that broke out near SR-67 and Willow Road near Lakeside. 

The blaze, which broke out Wednesday, is at present at 4.5% containment, and burned nearly 5 acres.

According to Battalion Chief Jon Jordan, from the Lakeside Fire Department, there have been “some recognizing throughout the 67 onto the east facet of the 67…however with the nice work of our hearth division on the bottom and our helicopters that we had on scene we have been in a position to include the fireplace to 4.5 acres with no constructions broken.” 

This hearth promoted an evacuation warning from the Cedar Fire Historical Monument to the San Diego River Park Trailhead.

The hearth was reported at 3:45 p.m. and began in a brush space, which rapidly unfold beneath the overpass alongside the freeway inflicting site visitors to be backed up for hours.

With smoke billowing within the air and the blaze actively burning, automobiles have been blocked off as firefighters labored to include the fireplace Wednesday.

Firefighters inform CBS 8 they’re nonetheless investigating the trigger of the fireplace, however say excessive warmth temperatures together with excessive winds made it tough to include.

Crews say there have been no constructions burned down, nevertheless there was one fire-fighter injured, he at present stays within the hospital. 

A tweet was despatched out from PreparedSanDiego, confirming that individuals with entry or practical wants, and/or giant animals ought to have left the realm. 

There is a non permanent evacuation level at Lakeside Christian Church at 13739 El Monte Road. 

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