Brush fire in Warner Springs 50% contained

SAN DIEGO — A brush fire in Warner Springs burned 12 acres and was 50% contained today, but was impeded before reaching a Boy Scout camp, Cal Fire officials reported.

Boy Scouts attending the Mataguay Boy Scout Camp were issued an evacuation warning, which stayed in effect throughout the afternoon, according to Cal Fire San Diego County.

But the forward progress of the fire toward the camp was stopped and the scouts were out of danger, according to Cal Fire officials.

The fire had burned between five and 10 acres by 2:27 p.m., Cal Fire said.

As of 4 p.m., the fire had burned 12 acres, but its progress toward the camp was stopped, according to Cal Fire officials.

The San Diego-Imperial Council of the Boy Scouts of America tweeted: ”Thank you Cal Fire for your quick response and hard work to keep our weekend campers safe.”

No structures were threatened. Air and ground resources were on the scene.

Cleveland National Forest firefighters assisted Cal Fire crews.

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