53-acre Clevenger Fire now 100% contained


RAMONA, Calif. (CNS) – The 53-acre vegetation fire that broke out over the weekend north of state Route 78 is fully contained, authorities reported Monday.

The fire, dubbed the Clevenger Fire, started at about 5 p.m. Sunday near Clevenger Trails, Southern California Air Operations said. Cal Fire San Diego reported the forward rate of spread had stopped by about 6 a.m. Monday with firefighters working through the day to build a containment line.

It was said to be 100% contained as of about 8:15 p.m.

One firefighting crew at the scene said the fire initially was consuming light flashy fuels with a slow-to-moderate rate of spread and making a push up to the top Juanita Ridge.

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department was sending a full response, the agency said.

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