North County brush fire poses threat amid dry conditions


VALLEY CENTER, Calif. – A brush fire which broke out Monday in a mountainous area of Valley Center destroyed an outbuilding and an RV before being halted, authorities said.

The fire was reported just before 4 p.m. near San Gabriel Way east of Courser Canyon Road, Cal Fire San Diego said in a tweet. It scorched approximately three acres with a slow rate of spread, the agency said.

Crews were able to stop the fire’s forward rate of spread before about 4:30 p.m.

“Firefighters will continue strengthening containment over the next several hours,” the agency said.

Check back for more updates on this developing story.

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