Wildfire Forces Evacuations Near San Diego

Hundreds evacuated from fire in Jamul

 

Fire Captain John Burningham, with the Viejas Fire Department, watches flames as a brushfire burns next to Otay Lakes Road near Highway 94 on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Jamul, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire has forced several hundred campers to flee a campground south of San Diego. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention says the blaze broke out south of Jamul Saturday morning. (Hayne Palmour IV/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

 

JAMUL, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters say they are making progress against a wildfire that has forced hundreds of people to evacuate a popular campground and small community southeast of San Diego.

Photos: Jamul, CA Wildfire

The state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Sunday that a rise in humidity allowed firefighters to advance on the blaze near Pio Pico RV Resort and Campground.

Authorities reported it was 70 percent contained by late Sunday after burning across more than 2 square miles (5 square kilometers).

The blaze broke out Saturday south of Jamul (HAH-mool) and spread rapidly through grass and brush.

Wildfire Forces Evacuations SE of San Diego, Associated Press

Campers and residents of nearby Dulzura were evacuated. An evacuation warning remained in effect for that community, but residents were allowed to return.

Authorities say the campground remains under evacuation because of infrastructure damage.

They did not reveal the extent of the damage.

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