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450 acres burned in Lyons Valley brush fire

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This is a viewer-submitted photo of the fire taken from Santee (West Hills High School). Courtesy: Daniel. This is a viewer-submitted photo of the fire taken from Santee (West Hills High School). Courtesy: Daniel.

LYONS VALLEY (CNS) - A wildfire that has blackened hundreds of acres in rugged, hilly terrain southeast of El Cajon was 15 percent contained early Tuesday.

The blaze erupted for unknown reasons off Lawson Valley Road in the rural Lyons Valley area shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, according to Cal Fire. By 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, the flames had spread over an estimated 450 acres, the state agency reported.

As of early Tuesday, there were no immediate threats to structures but only residents were being allowed into the areas closest to the fire, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

THIS IS A STORY UPDATE. AN EARLIER STORY IS BELOW.

LYONS VALLEY (CNS) - A wildfire blackened hundreds of acres Monday in rugged, hilly terrain southeast of El Cajon, forcing evacuations of back-country homes and sending a column of thick smoke high into the air.

The blaze erupted for unknown reasons off Lawson Valley Road in the rural Lyons Valley area shortly after 1 p.m., according to Cal Fire. Within three hours, the flames had spread over about 225 acres, the state agency reported.

Though the blaze was posing no immediate structural threats, deputies cleared residents out of homes along the 19100 block of Lyons Valley Road and other areas east of there as a precaution, sheriff's Lt. Scott Amos said.

The evacuees were advised that they could wait out the fire in a temporary shelter set up for them at Jamul Primary School.

 

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