Firefighters contain 150-acre fire in East County

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SAN DIEGO — Firefighters contained a fast-moving brush fire in East County that burned 50 acres Sunday evening and spread to 150 acres early Monday morning, Cal Fire said.

By 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the fire had been completely contained and firefighters were mopping up hotspots, Cal Fire tweeted.

The fire was reported shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday in Dehesa near Dehesa Road and Sycuan Summit Drive. At that time, the fire had burned two acres and was spreading at a moderate rate of speed.

By 6:40 p.m., the fire had spread to 25 acres. The fire had doubled in size to 50 acres burned by 7:10 p.m. with 0% containment.

Three homes along Dehesa Road were evacuated by 7:15 p.m. No further evacuation warnings had been issued at that time.

Dehesa Road was closed between Willow Glen Drive and Harbison Canyon Road as firefighters continued to battle the flames.

By Monday morning, firefighters had reached 50% containment and had stopped the fire’s forward progress with 150 acres burned.

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