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Weekend brush fires burn parts of Lakeside

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LAKESIDE (CNS) - Authorities worked Tuesday to determine what sparked three brush fires in the Lakeside area this week.

The most recent of the blazes broke out on a hill near where East Main Street meets Old Highway 80 about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and was contained about a half-hour later, according to the Lakeside Fire Protection District. Some two acres were scorched but no injuries or loss of homes were reported.

On Sunday afternoon, the so-called Horse Fire burned about 12 acres of brush in Lakeside. It started on Crazy Horse Drive near Morning Dove Road about 2:15 p.m. and was contained roughly two hours later, Cal Fire Capt. Mike Mohler said.

While crews were still mopping up from the Horse Fire, a blaze dubbed the El Monte Fire broke out in El Monte Valley and blackened five acres before being contained, according to Mohler and Lakeside fire.

No one was injured and no structures were lost in either of Sunday's fires.

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Investigations are underway Monday into a pair of weekend brush fires that scorched parts of Lakeside

One of those fires burned 12 acres and threatened about 50 homes. That fire broke out on Crazy Horse Drive and Morning Dove Road. But firefighters were able to stop it in its tracks, battling the blaze from the ground and air - even though it was challenging to reach. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

While mopping up from that fire, another fire broke out in El Monte Valley, blackening five acres.

Earlier in the day, five small brush fires also broke out along State Route 79 near Eucalyptus Hills.

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Firefighters stopped the spread of a 12-acre brush fire that threatened several structures in a rural area of Lakeside Sunday.

The blaze began about 2:15 p.m. on Crazy Horse Drive near Morning Dove Road, on the northwest side of Lakeside, Cal Fire Capt. Mike Mohler said.

Officials did not issue mandatory evacuations but some nearby residents voluntarily evacuated their homes, Mohler said.

No injuries were reported and no structures appeared to be damaged, he said.

Crews were still on the ground battling the blaze at 4:30 p.m.

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Cal Fire crews were fighting an 8-acre brush fire that threatened several structures in a rural area of Lakeside Sunday.

The blaze began about 2:15 p.m. on Crazy Horse Drive near Morning Dove Road, on the northwest side of Lakeside, Cal Fire Capt. Mike Mohler said.

No injuries had been reported. Mohler did not know if anyone had been evacuated.

Crews were still on the ground battling the blaze at mid-afternoon.

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