Brush fire in Dulzura spreads to 70 acres, evacuations lifted


SAN DIEGO – A brush fire that broke in the far reaches of East County spread to at least 70 acres and temporarily prompted evacuations Saturday night.

The fire broke out along Marron Valley Road in Dulzura, a few miles north of the border and east of Otay Mountain, around 6:30 p.m., according to Cal Fire.

It was initially reported to be only 2 acres but had spread to 70 acres by 9:10 p.m., Cal Fire said. It was 15% contained about an hour later, Cal Fire later announced.

Evacuations were briefly ordered for all residents living on nearby Bee Canyon Road, and a temporary evacuation point was set up at Steele Canyon High School before the fire was stopped from spreading further.

All evacuation orders and warnings were lifted by 10:17 p.m.

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