BOULEVARD (CBS 8) - An inmate firefighter was injured fighting the Chihuahua Fire Sunday.
The Chihuahua fire is burning in the Warner Springs area. It was ignited by lightning on Friday.
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BOULEVARD (CNS) - Four fires caused by lightning strikes burned 56 acres throughout the county, Cal Fire said Saturday.
The fires began to break out about 2:35 p.m. Friday in several locations throughout San Diego County, Cal fire said.
One fire, still burning off Chihuahua Valley Road near the community of Sunshine Summit, has burned 40 acres and fire crews had it about 50 percent contained as of late this morning, according to Cal Fire Capt. Mike Mohler.
The fire was burning south toward Highway 79 but crews have slowed the spread, Cal Fire reported, noting full containment was expected later Saturday.
A fire that broke out about 4:25 p.m. Friday off Tierra Real Lane, near Boulevard, burned about 15 acres before it was contained, Cal Fire said.
Two other small fires were ignited: one acre north of the Manzanita Indian Reservation and a quarter-acre off Sunrise Highway on Mt. Laguna.
No structures were damaged in any of the fires and no one was evacuated, Mohler said. More than 360 firefighters put them out.
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