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Firefighters reach 100 containment on 265acre Recycle Fire in Campo

first_img Posted: June 8, 2018 KUSI Newsroom June 8, 2018 Updated: 9:05 PM Firefighters reach 100% containment on 265-acre ‘Recycle Fire’ in Campo KUSI Newsroom, #RecycleFire [final] IC reports the fire to be 100% contained. Crews will continue with suppression repair efforts through the weekend. For tips on how to prepare for wildfire please visit https://t.co/RtiMTEMqOK and https://t.co/qfAfagcmLE pic.twitter.com/Pp56bwsNNm— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) June 9, 2018One firefighter sustained a minor injury Wednesday in the first few hours of the battle to corral the blaze, which had grown to 265 acres as of mid-afternoon Wednesday, Cal Fire Capt. Issac Sanchez said. The so-called “Recycle Fire” was still holding at that size Friday morning.About 90 minutes after it was first reported, the flames had blackened roughly 25 acres as crews worked to stop them from the ground and aboard air tankers and water-dropping helicopters, Sanchez said. As the blaze grew to over 250 acres, authorities issued evacuation warnings to residents along North Campo Truck Trail, and later, to people who living on La Posta Road. But thosewarnings were lifted just a few hours later.As of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, crews had the spread of the fire halted and its perimeter about 5 percent contained. It was at 15 percent containment Wednesday night, 30 percent Thursday morning and 65 percent Thursday evening.Crews will continue with suppression repair efforts through the weekend.The cause of the blaze — dubbed the Recycle Fire due to its proximity to a rural byway known to locals as “Recycle Road” — was not immediately clear, Sanchez said. CAMPO (KUSI) — A wildfire that blackened hundreds of open acres in the far southeastern reaches of San Diego County was 100 percent contained Friday afternoon, fire officials said.The back-country blaze erupted for unknown reasons about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday off the 31000 block of state Route 94 in the Cameron Corners area of Campo, according to Cal Fire San Diego officials. It sent a thick column of brown-and-white smoke into the air near the U.S.-Mexico border and prompted two evacuation warnings that were later rescinded. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img

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