3 FIRES BURNING IN EAST COUNTY

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September 26, 2013 (San Diego's East County) --Fires are burning off I-8 at Dunbar Lane in Alpine, Greenfield in El Cajon, and Los Coches Road behind Vons in the Lakeside/El Cajon area. The first blaze began about 5:30.  10 News has a live video http://www.10news.com/video/live_video

An eyewitness told 10 News that as she passed Greenfield, she saw a string of small flames popping up.  She said she got repeated busy signals trying to call 911.  

"Right now the total acreage is around 30 acres," Mike Mohler of Cal-Fire reported.  "Firefighters are making good progress but we still have a long way to go."  Homes are threatened and residents have been advised to leave some homes on Lotus Lane.  Mohler said authorities are investigating the possibility of arson, or a vehicle malfunction. 

Authorities urge residents, if asked to evacuate, to do so and for motorists to avoid the area if possible to allow firefighting vehicles to get through.