Brush fire burns near Warner Springs

(Photo courtesy of Cathrine Krogen)

WARNER SPRINGS, Calif. — A brush fire first reported at about three to five acres just after 3 p.m. in the far northeastern reach of the county grew to 210 acres by evening, authorities said.

Cal Fire San Diego was sending a full wildland response team to handle the blaze — dubbed the “Lost Fire” — including at least four air tankers and several helicopters, Cal Fire Capt. Kendal Bortisser said.

The blaze was first reported at 3:08 p.m. off Lost Valley Road northeast of Warner Springs, Bortisser said.

No structures were threatened in the rural, hilly area dominated by scattered brush.