LAKESIDE, Calif. — A wildfire burned swaths of brushy back country north of Barona Casino Monday afternoon, forcing a road closure but causing no reported structural damage or injuries.
The blaze began spreading near Featherstone Canyon Road shortly after 3 p.m., driven by gusty winds, according to Cal Fire. Within an hour, the burn area had grown to about a dozen acres as ground crews and personnel aboard firefighting aircraft worked to subdue the flames, said Nick Schuler, a battalion chief with the state agency.
The blaze, which may have erupted at a shooting range, prompted the closure of a stretch of Wildcat Canyon Road south of San Vicente Road, the California Highway Patrol reported.
By 4:30 p.m., crews had the fire contained at roughly 15 acres.
The cause was under investigation, Schuler said.