NEW FIRE IN EL MONTE VALLEY
June 10, 2012 (Lakeside) – San Diego County’s third wildfire in one day has charred several acres in El Monte Valley on the north side of Lake Jennings near El Monte Park. No structures are threatened, according to Cal Fire.
“Two water helos and two bombers out of Ramona are knocking it down pretty quick,” reader Charley Barranco e-mailed ECM late today. “Only white smoke is showing.”
A post at Wildland Firefighting at 7:06 p.m. contained the following additional information:
cation: El Monte Rd. - Lakeside, Ca.
Acres: 5 to 7
ROC: Fire burning uphill away from El Monte Road just east of Lake Jennings Drive.
Structures: are not currently threatened
Special Hazards: Large powerlines eveywhere around the fire
Cal Fire, Heartland Fire & USFS response
Radio Frequencies: CDF CMD-3
Weather Info: Windy & cool
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