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Gusty winds fan fire in East County

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Cal Fire battled a wildfire overnight in East County.

The fire became unpredictable when strong gusts of wind carried embers throughout the area.

Cal Fire deployed 11 engines and several bulldozers to the scene.

Crews arrived on the scene 11 p.m. Monday night after dry brush ignited on a hill near the 1300 block of Julian Orchards Drive.

Crews are monitoring the scene for hotspots and blowing embers.

The wildfire is now contained to 10 acres.

Strong Santa Ana winds threaten another day of wildfire conditions in San Diego County.

A red flag warning is in effect for mountain and inland valley areas until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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