SAN DIEGO — The Southern Fire in East County is now 90% contained, according to Cal Fire.
Flames quickly spread as winds picked up. Eddie Valenzuela and Priscilla Flores escaped with their kids when they saw smoke behind their home.
“We just called the fire department and next thing you know, it was like a torch went off and lit up everything fast,” Flores said. “There’s nothing. Not even my stove is there, not even the frame of our washer is there.”
Evacuation orders were lifted Monday as firefighters made progress in containing the fire.