BRUSH FIRE IN CAMPO PROMPTS EVACUATION WARNINGS

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Update June 8, 2018 11 a.m. -- Cause of the fire has been determined to be a campfire on private land. The fire is now 85% contained.

Update June 7, 2018 10 a.m. -- Cal Fire reports the fire is holding at 265 acres and is now 30% contained. 

Update 4:30 p.m.: The fire is now 265 acres and 5% contaiued with forward spread stop. Evacuations have been lifted but a soft closure remains at La Posta Rd., Cal Fire reports.

By Miriam Raftery

Photos by Mark Siegmund, who called 911 to report the fire.

June 6, 2018 (Campo) – Cal Fire reports a fire called the #RecycleFire has burned 150 acres in Campo, prompting evacuation warnings for residents on North Campo Truck Trail.  The blaze is 0% contained.

The fire has caused closure of La Posta Road at State Route 94. The fire was reported at 10:24 a.m. in the 31000 block of highway 94.

Mark Siegmund, who sent the photos here, told ECM in an e-mail, "Today, I was back-country, and noticed a huge plume of smoke in the distance, and, immediately called 911, and was glad to hear there were fire engines being dispatched immediately. I drove in the direction of the plume. and found myself on the dirt road used by the responding fire engines and other mobile equipment. There were 2 water dropping helicopters, refilling at a nearby pond. They attacked the fire, hard and fast, and I left the scene as the dark smoke turned to while, which meant the water drops, and fire engines, fire tankers, were winning...or so I thought, however, later in the afternoon I learned it was continuing to grow in size to 200+ acres :-.) I salute all the Responders."

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HP Wren camera from UCSD is running a live streaming video of the fire: https://youtu.be/H9jEEY1RzEs

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Update 3:30

3:30pm The forward rate of spread has been stopped. The evacuation warning has been lifted. La Posta Rd. has a soft road closure.