Brush fire chars 14 acres near Ramona

RAMONA, Calif. – A farmer’s attempt to clear a field resulted in a fire starting near Ramona Monday, a witness told California Highway Patrol.

The 14-acre fire dubbed the Casner Fire was reported on Old Julian Highway near Creek Hollow Drive, east of Ramona around 10:30 a.m.

No buildings were threatened, CHP reported.

Cal Fire ground crews halted the fire from spreading by 11:45 a.m.  By 4 p.m., they had cut a containment line around about 90 percent of the burn area. They were expected to remain on the scene through the afternoon putting out hot spots and extending the containment line.